Responsibilities of an Injured Employee

Posted on Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 at 2:00 pm    

Injured employees in Virginia must meet several basic requirements in order to be eligible for benefits. An experienced Virginia workers’ compensation benefits will work to help employees comply with these requirements. The lawyer will answer your questions and work to maximize the amount of total benefits.

 

  1. Give notice to the employer as soon as possible.
  2. File a claim with the Workers’ Compensation Commission within two years from
  • The date of the accident or
  • The date the doctor diagnoses an occupational disease.
  1. Select a doctor from a panel of three provided by the employer/carrier. Do not change doctors without employer/carrier permission or after a hearing by the Commission.
  2. Seek and accept employment if released to light duty and not under an Award, and if under an Award, cooperate with vocational rehabilitation.
  3. Do not refuse treatment with your doctors.

 

Injured at Work? Virginia Injured Worker’s Lawyer Joe Miller explains your rights and duties

Joe Miller understands all aspects of Virginia workers’ compensation law. He has been helping injured and ill workers get justice for over 25 years. He takes the hard cases. He anticipates many of the arguments defense lawyers make. Joe Miller fights to get clients all the benefits they rightfully deserve. Phone lawyer Joe Miller at 888-694-1671 and ask for Joe Miller, or email jmiller@joemillerinjurylaw.com.