Personal injuries are physical and emotional injuries caused on a person’s body or well-being by a person or thing. If the physical injury occurred as a result of an accident or someone’s negligent conduct or reckless behavior, the injured person may file a claim or sue the negligent or reckless party for damages relating to his or her injuries.
Topics: Personal Injury
If you have hired a Workers’ Compensation Attorney to handle your on-the-job injury case, one of the first steps in the legal proceeding will be the Deposition. This critical process may seem scary, but it is really just a meeting where opposing counsel will have an opportunity to ask questions about your case.
Getting injured at work can be an unsettling and confusing experience. Not only are you dealing with the injury itself, but you may be worried about the loss of wages, job security and future disability. However, there are Workers’ Compensation laws in effect to help protect against just those things, and employers are required to have Worker’s Compensation Insurance.
As a general rule, Virginia employers with 2 or more employees must carry workers’ compensation insurance. This legal mandate extends to contractors and their subcontractors as well. All employees must be covered under the employer workers’ compensation plan. The Virginia Insurance Department ensures that all state employers have workers’ compensation insurance. Even when an employer is not covered, the injured worker is protected and receives lost wages or wage replacement income while he or she recovers from his or her on-the-job injuries. In the earlier post, we examined medical benefits, lost wages generally, and death benefits. In this following post we will examine temporary and permanent disability benefits – whether total or partial.
Workers’ compensation insurance exists to help injured workers obtain medical treatment and receive compensation while they recover from a workplace injury. Prior to the implementation of workers’ compensation laws, injured workers would receive little assistance from their employer following a workplace accident and would have to sue their employer for negligence and related personal injury claims to receive reimbursement for lost wages and medical bills.