(PRNewsWire) Virginia Lawyers Weekly, one of the best sources of legal information for practicing attorneys in the state, recently named Lynchburg & Roanoke Jaleh Slominski from Slominski Law as a “Go-To Lawyer” for Workers’ Compensation Law.
In Virginia, employees who get injured due to work-related accidents or conditions are entitled to compensation and benefits. The amount of compensation they get typically depends on the extent of their injuries.
Workers’ comp adjusters employ certain tricks and strategies to help them investigate, negotiate, and settle claims. While most of these strategies are legally permissible, they can significantly weaken a claim and leave an injured worker with less compensation than they were originally entitled to.
Workers’ compensation law requires employers or their insurance companies to provide benefits to workers who get sick or injured due to work-related causes. This is meant to protect both employers and employees.
Some work-related injuries can cause a lifetime of physical, mental, and emotional distress to employees and their loved ones. Workers’ compensation may cover both physical and mental pain and suffering if it can be proven that this is job-related.
In general, a worker can get the claims process started and completed without hiring a workers’ comp lawyer in the following situations: The injury is minor and won’t require surgery or long-term care….
Getting a workers’ compensation claim denied can be heartbreaking for anyone. When the insurance company refuses to cover the recommended medical treatment or pay for benefits while the worker is recovering, the situation can seem quite bleak.
Construction work can be physically demanding. Long hours, back-breaking labor, and risky working conditions are all factors that make construction work one of the most dangerous jobs around the world. Each year, thousands of workers sustain injuries in or around construction sites.
One of the key aspects of workers’ compensation is the right to medical benefits. However, because of the complex regulatory structure, filing a claim and receiving benefits is not as easy as one might think.
Sedgwick is a third party administrator (TPA) for insurance companies and employers. They’re tasked with managing claims for property damage, car accidents, long-term disability, and workers’ compensation. For workers that get injured on the job, it’s normal to receive calls from TPAs like Sedgwick.