Charlottesville Virginia Workers’ Compensation

Construction Accidents


Charlottesville Virginia Workers’ Compensation Construction Accidents

If you’ve been injured as a result of an accident on a construction job site, you may be entitled to Virginia workers’ compensation benefits.  Accidents on construction job sites can be caused by falls from ladders, incidents with heavy equipment, and others.

Many times with construction accidents, there may be questions about whether the injured person is an employee or independent contract and whether the employer has enough employees for workers’ comp coverage.

Because of all of the loopholes that come with construction accidents and Virginia workers’ compensation, these claims are frequently denied.  In Virginia, injured workers are only entitled to workers’ compensation benefits if they are considered employees (instead of independent contractors) and if the employer regularly employs three or more employees.

If Your Virginia Workers’ Compensation Claim Is Denied:

If your claim has been denied or if you’ve been receiving benefits but haven’t received an “Award” from the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission, you must do these things if not represented by an attorney:

  • File a “Claim For Benefits” form with the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission
  • Prepare all of your medical and other evidence to submit at a hearing on your claim
  • Ask the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission to subpoena witnesses for the hearing

What Happens After a Hearing?

After a hearing before the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission, all of the testimony and other evidence will be reviewed.  The hearing officer or Deputy Commissioner will send a written decision to the injured employee, the employer, and the insurance company.  If you have an attorney, the decision is also sent to your attorney.

What A Charlottesville Virginia Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Will Do For You

If your Virginia workers’ compensation claim has been denied and you are headed for a hearing to present your case, it is very difficult to proceed without the help of a lawyer who is skilled in handling Virginia workers’ compensation claims.

An experienced Virginia Workers’ Compensation lawyer will help you file a “Claim for Benefits” (if it hasn’t already been filed), gather all of the evidence about your injury, make certain the Commission has your medical evidence, subpoena witnesses to your hearing, prepare you for your testimony, and appeal your case in the event that you lose at the hearing level.

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What to Look For in a Charlottesville Virginia Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?

knoknknowInjured on the job?  Is the insurance company giving you the run around?

Worried about paying your bills while you are recovering from your injury?

If these questions describe your concerns, you may need a Charlottesville Virginia Workers’ Compensation lawyer to help you make the best decisions for your case.

When choosing a lawyer, you should look for someone who specializes in Virginia Workers’ Compensation cases.  A lawyer who usually handles criminal or divorce cases, wills and other legal matters will likely not have the depth of experience needed to get you all the benefits you are entitled to and maximize your workers’ comp claim.  For instance, inexperienced workers’ compensation attorneys may not know that Virginia workers’ compensation does not provide coverage for pain and suffering.

Our team of Virginia workers’ compensation attorneys at the Ritchie Law Firm has been successful in handling thousands of workers’ compensation claims over the past several decades.  We have won substantial recoveries in Virginia workers’ compensation cases.

When you health and family are on the line, we go into BATTLE for you!

Call us today!  800-277-6124  

There’s no fee to talk to us, and we’re paid only if we win your case.


What Our Clients Say

5-Star Review from a vehicle accident client

“The truck came across the center line and side-swiped my car. My wife and I were both injured in the accident. The Volvo was totaled. My wife needed surgery on her knee. I was suffering from post-traumatic stress as a result of the accident. It affected me far more seriously than I would have expected. I needed legal help and I went to the Ritchie Law Firm. This was a very difficult case because of complicated medical issues and the Ritchie Law Firm was able to handle the problem. They worked very hard for me. I was very satisfied with the outcome. They were a great help to my wife and I. If you’ve been injured, I recommend you call the Ritchie Law Firm.”

Peter Crawford

Scheduling Your Free Case Evaluation with a Charlottesville Virginia Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

When you schedule a free case evaluation with our team of accident attorneys, we’ll ask you to bring any documentation from your employer as well as any medical papers you have. We’ll go over all of the specifics about your work injury and witnesses.

You’ll have the opportunity to meet the legal assistant handling your case, and go over the process, timeline, and contact process for working together.

Still need a little more information? Download our Virginia Workers’ Compensation booklet for more

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Get in touch with us today so we can evaluate your Charlottesville Virginia workers’ compensation case. We’ll take a look at your case for free, and we handle most cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we’re only paid if we win. You’ve got enough to deal with, let us handle your injury claim.

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