Virginia Workers’ Compensation Settlements

One of the questions we hear most frequently from our injured clients is “How much money can I get if I settle my case?”  The answer to this question depends in large part on the following factors:

  • The extent and type of injuries you suffered
  • Your compensation rate
  • What future lost wages you might be entitled to receive
  • What your future medical treatment is expected to be

Virginia Workers’ Compensation Settlements

The Virginia workers’ compensation settlements process is sometimes a straightforward process that can be wrapped up quickly.  Many times, though, they are complex and require in-depth knowledge of Virginia workers’ compensation law.

Usually, Virginia workers’ compensation settlements depend on too many facts or variables about the injured worker to give an estimate or state an average for the settlement.

Before you agree to any settlement of your workers’ compensation claim, you should consult with a lawyer who is experienced in Virginia workers’ compensation claims.  Usually, talking with a lawyer and getting some advice about Virginia workers’ compensation is free for the first consultation.

What’s covered in a Virginia Workers’ Compensation Settlement

Medical Treatment

Because the workers’ comp insurance company is responsible for medical treatment needed for your work injury, a big part of what your claim is work depends on what those injuries are.  For example, if you need a back surgery costing $30,000, your claim will probably be worth more than a claim for back strain needing only physical therapy.

Lost Wages

For covered Virginia workers’ comp injuries, you’re entitled to receive compensation for your lost wages as well as your medical treatment.  Because of this, any workers’ comp settlement amount will be based on:

  • your average weekly wage
  • whether you are working at the time of your settlement
  • whether your doctor has put you off work due to your injuries
  • how long your doctor expects you to be off work or not able to perform your job

Because every case is different, it’s important for you to talk to an experienced Virginia workers’ compensation lawyer to help guide you to a fair settlement value. It is also important to be aware that Virginia workers’ compensation settlements do not include pain and suffering.

Talk To A Virginia Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

If you’ve been injured on the job and are considering a workers’ compensation settlement, it’s important that you know the pitfalls of the Virginia workers’ compensation process.  Do you know what you need to do to make sure the insurance company doesn’t take advantage of you?

Talking with a lawyer before you starting talking settlement with the insurance company is always a good idea.  A lawyer who has experience handling Virginia workers’ compensation cases can help you navigate this complex area.

The attorneys at the Ritchie Law Firm have decades of experience fighting for employees who have been injured.  Our team knows the settlement value of Virginia workers’ compensation claims.  We know how to get you the settlement your injury deserves.

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