“Will I get compensated for my pain and suffering?” This is one of the most common questions I get as a Virginia workers compensation lawyer.
Severe work injuries can cause a lifetime of pain and suffering. A work injury will have a negative affect on you physically, mentally, and financially. It only makes sense that you expect to get compensated for what you’ve gone through – and what you will have to continue to go through for the rest of your life.
Unfortunately the answer to this question is no. When Virginia workers’ comp is your exclusive remedy, you cannot get compensated for your pain and suffering. This answer has a huge impact on the average value of Virginia workers compensation settlements.