Workers Compensation Attorney Alexandria, VA
Getting injured on the job can be one of the most stressful periods in your life. You’re missing time from work, receiving thousands of dollars of medical bills, and maybe even being pressured by your employer and its insurance company to return to work.
Virginia workers’ compensation laws have specific procedural and legal requirements you must satisfy before obtaining the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve, and Alexandria workers comp lawyer Corey Pollard is well-versed in what it takes to win. Whether you’ve been hurt on the job recently, are dealing with a complicated claim that the employer is refusing to pay, have been denied benefits for various reasons, or would like to negotiate a workers’ comp settlement, we can help you navigate the process.
To learn more about what Alexandria workers compensation attorney Corey Pollard can do for you, call or email us today.
Why Hire an Alexandria Workers Comp Attorney for Your Claim?
Though the workers’ compensation system is supposed to benefit not just you but also your employer and its insurance carrier (because they cannot be sued in civil court where punitive damages are available), the insurance company will use its adjusters, attorneys, and nurse case managers to find any reason to deny or minimize your claim. When the insurer refuses to offer you the wage loss benefits and medical care you deserve, we can help make sure that your rights are protected.
There are many reasons why the insurance company may try to make your life more difficult after a workplace accident. They may be concerned about workers’ comp fraud, where employers exaggerate their symptoms or fake accidents, or they may refuse to pay because they do not think your injury is covered under the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act. Similarly, employers may deny claims to avoid having their premiums raised.
You have a better chance of getting all the benefits you’re owed with an Alexandria workers comp lawyer at your side. We will gather evidence to strengthen your case, talk with your doctors and obtain supportive medical reports, conduct discovery, and interview witnesses if possible. And if your claim is denied even though we worked up your claim, our Alexandria workers compensation attorney can file an appeal with the full Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission to try to get your benefits paid.
As an Alexandria workers compensation attorney and Virginia workplace accident lawyer can also help you pursue compensation through other sources. For example, you may have a third party personal injury lawsuit if someone else is responsible for your workplace injuries. And we can even help you apply for SSD benefits and get approved for SSDI or SSI if you’re unable to return to work.
Get an Attorney’s Help to File an Alexandria Workers Compensation Claim
In Virginia any company with three or more full or part time employees must carry workers compensation insurance. You have thirty days to give written notice of your accident and injuries to your employer. An additional two years to file a workers compensation claim with the Commission – though we do not recommend waiting until the statute of limitations gets close to file.
Your employer should provide a panel of physicians from which to choose. It’s important that you treat with one of these doctors or else you may be held responsible for the payment of treatment with an unauthorized provider.
As your Alexandria workers compensation attorney we’ll help you choose the best doctor for you.
Options if Your Workers Comp Claim is Denied
There is no guarantee that your claim will be approved without having to go to a workers compensation hearing. The insurance company may say that it doesn’t have enough evidence or that your injuries and ongoing limitations are related to a preexisting condition.
Our Alexandria workers compensation lawyer has seen employers and insurance companies use many different tactics to try to avoid paying a valid claim. And as a former insurance defense attorney, Corey Pollard knows the games they play and can counter them.
Contact Us About Your Alexandria Workers Compensation Claim
You must act quickly to preserve your workers’ compensation rights. If you need help at any step of the process, contact us for a free, no-strings case review. Our workers compensation lawyer routinely helps those hurt in Alexandria, including those employed by: U.S. Department of Defense; Alexandria City Public Schools; Inova Health System; Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (WMATA); Northern Virginia Community College; Wegmans; The Home Depot; Boat America Corporation; Giant Food; Coca Cola Bottling Company; Harris Teeter; Concur Technologies; Hilton Alexandria; and Ikon Office Solutions. Don’t delay – our Alexandria workers compensation lawyer can help you and your family.