The unfortunate reality of the workforce is that no matter where you work, regardless of your job, the possibility of sustaining a serious injury is all too real. If you are someone who has recently been injured on the job and that injury has rendered you unable to return to work, there is a very good chance that you are now worried about how you will support yourself and your family. Fortunately, if you live in Virginia, there is a very good chance that you will qualify for workers’ compensation. Please continue reading and speak with the experienced team here at AllianceMeds to learn more about workers’ compensation claims in Virginia, how you can navigate through the process, and how we can help you. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What should I do if I am injured in the workplace?
If you are injured in a workplace accident, the first thing you should do is notify your employer. This will help ensure that the incident gets documented. You should then call an ambulance if you are seriously injured and you believe you require immediate medical attention. Keep in mind that when providing notice of the accident to your employer, you should do so in writing. You should include your injuries, how you got them, and where/when you were injured. You may not receive workers’ compensation benefits in Virginia unless you give notice of the injury within thirty days of the accident unless you can provide a reasonable excuse as to why you did not report the incident that was approved by the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission.
How do I file a workers’ compensation claim in Virginia?
You will file your claim directly with the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission within two years of the date of your accident. If you fail to file your claim within two years of the date of your accident, there is a very good chance that you will lose your right to a claim. From here, you will either file your claim in-person to any office location in Virginia, by mail to the Commission in Richmond, by fax, or by creating a WebFile account and filing your claim through there with the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission online. For any additional questions, give us a call today.
If you have become the victim of an on the job injury, it may be beneficial to speak with an attorney and the doctor that is treating you to determine how to make the process as easy as possible. AllianceMeds understands that a workplace accident can be challenging and is here to help. We will deliver your medication to your door using overnight delivery and cover any out of pocket expenses that may arise. If you have any questions about how we can help, contact AllianceMeds today.