Helping Injured Workers in Southwest Virginia for Nearly Two Decades.

Where are the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission Offices Located?

The main offices for the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission are located at 333 E. Franklin Street, Richmond, VA, 23219.   Claims can be filed and more information obtained at www.workcomp.virginia.gov    Questions can be answered by the Commission at 1-877-664-2566. The Commission also maintains a network of six regional offices throughout the state; hearings [...]

By |2020-06-16T20:07:23+00:00June 16th, 2020|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

How Long Can I Get Paid Under Workers Compensation?

With an established workers compensation case, and with your authorized treating physician continuing to say you are either totally or partially disabled from work as a result of your workers’ compensation injury, you can be paid up to 500 weeks of wage replacement benefits.  Medical benefits related to your workers’ compensation injury are lifetime [...]

By |2020-06-11T12:13:56+00:00June 10th, 2020|Benefits, Workers Compensation|0 Comments

Getting A Second Medical Opinion

There are often times when injured workers disagree with their treating physicians, or simply want another doctor’s opinion before having treatment that concerns them, such as surgery or invasive testing.   So how do second opinions happen in workers’ compensation cases?    The easiest way is for your treating physician to request the second opinion.  [...]

By |2020-06-11T12:12:05+00:00April 10th, 2018|Medical, Workers Compensation|0 Comments

What if my boss asks me to do a job I can’t do?

If you are working under light duty work restrictions and your employer asks you to do something that would violate your restrictions, remind your employer of them.  Make sure they have a copy of the restrictions.  If they still insist, get human resources involved (or a union if there is one).  If you get hurt [...]

By |2020-06-11T12:12:33+00:00February 28th, 2018|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

IF I Settle My Workers’ Compensation Case, can I Still Keep My Lifetime Medical Benefits?

This is a common question from people who want to settle their workers’ compensation claim but would like to keep their lifetime casually related medical coverage in case they need care later.   This is a valid concern, and your medical situation is a big factor in deciding whether or not to settle.  In theory, [...]

By |2020-06-11T12:12:54+00:00January 16th, 2018|Benefits, Medical, Workers Compensation|0 Comments