Virginia worker's compensation exists to provide employees who are hurt on the job with the money they need to cover lost wages, medical bills and other injury-related expenses. If the injury is permanently disabling, employees may be eligible for permanent total compensation. It also provides compensation to the family members of those who die in workplace accidents.
At Copeland & Bieger, P.C., in Abingdon, Virginia, we have been handling worker's compensation, personal injury, Social Security Disability and other injury-related claims since 1979. With more than three decades of experience, attorney Daniel R. Bieger is skilled at handling all the details of your initial application or appeal so that you can focus on what truly matters: recovering.
Mr. Bieger is an active member of the local worker's compensation bar association; he regularly attends seminars on updates to Virginia and Tennessee worker's comp law and handles numerous cases in both Virginia and Tennessee. For clients who live in Virginia but work in Tennessee or vice versa, having a lawyer who understands the unique worker's compensation laws pertaining to each state is very important.
Getting You the Worker's Compensation Benefits You Need
Virginia law requires that you notify your employer within 30 days of your job-related accident. Your employer should fill out an accident report and send it to the insurance company and the appropriate state workman's comp agency.
While some employees have their claims approved right away, others face a number of hurdles to getting the financial and medical benefits they need. Your employer's insurance company may deny that your injury was work-related. Your employer may order you to return to work before you are fully recovered. You may need assistance dealing with vocational rehabilitation specialists or nurse case managers.
No matter the challenges you face, our Bristol, Lebanon and Marion worker's compensation attorneys are here to stand up for your rights and act as a strong advocate on your behalf.
Turn to Our Virginia and Tennessee Work Injury Attorneys
Was your Virginia or Tennessee's worker's compensation claim denied, or do you simply have questions about the legal process? Call Copeland & Bieger, P.C., to arrange a free initial consultation. Call our Abingdon office at 800-591-4972 or contact us online. Weekend hours are available by appointment.