Work Accident Lawyer in Newport News, Virginia
Accepting Workers' Compensation and Third Party Claims Throughout Hampton Roads
At Larry King Law, we help protect the rights of injured workers who deserve
compensation due to a work-related accident. Work related
claims may be against the employer or there may be claims against negligent
third parties. At our firm, you can have confidence knowing that your
case is handled by a Newport News personal injury attorney with almost
40 years of experience.
Employees who are injured in an accident in their place of employment can
find a no-fault remedy through the Virginia Workers' Compensation
Act. "No fault" means that the injured worker does not have
to prove that their injury was caused through the fault of another individual.
Virginia Workers' Compensation Act
The Virginia Workers' Compensation Act aims to provide a structure
for injured employees who are pursuing compensation benefits. In order
for a worker to receive workers' compensation benefits, he or she
must establish that the compensation conditions spelled out in this act
holds true in his or her case. To pursue benefits under workers' compensation,
you must be able to prove that:
- The accident occurred at work or during a work-related function
- The accident was caused by a work-related activity
- The accident occurred suddenly at a specific time
If you have been injured on the job and are pursuing benefits through workers'
compensation, you must file within two years from the date of the accident.
There are many Federal Law that provide remedies for workers in specific
trade or professions. These include the shipbuilding, railroad, federal
workers, and other industries.
Injuries Caused by Third Party Negligence
If you need to file a legal claim for monetary compensation to hold the
liable party responsible for his or her negligence, we can help you with
your case. If another party if deemed responsible, you may also be entitled
to the following types of damages:
- Medical bills
- Future rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages
- Future lost income
- Pain and suffering
As you consider the most appropriate route for compensation, speak with
the Newport News injury lawyer from our firm. We offer a free initial
Contact us today for legal guidance.