There are few things worse than sustaining a serious injury in an accident on the job. Not only do you have to deal with the physical and financial ramifications of your injury, but you’ll also be unable to return to work, which can result in further financial difficulties. Fortunately, in many cases, if you’ve been hurt on the job in Virginia, you will qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. Please continue reading and reach out to AllianceMeds today to learn more about workers’ compensation in Virginia. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How soon after an accident on the job should I notify my employer?
If you’re hurt on the job, you need to make it a point to notify your employer as soon as you possibly can. This means you should inform your employer of your injury either the day your accident happened or the following day. If you wait too long to notify your employer, you’ll be barred from filing a workers’ compensation claim. The time limit is 30 days, but, as previously stated, you should try to notify your employer on the day of the incident.
How do I file a workers’ compensation claim in Virginia?
You will file your workers’ comp claim directly with the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission. This notifies them of your accident and preserves your right to financial compensation. After notifying the Commission of your injuries, you will have to file your workers’ comp claim in Virginia within two years of the date your accident occurred. Waiting more than two years will relinquish your right to bring such a claim. You may either complete the Claim for Benefits Form in person and submit it to an office location in Virginia or send it in the mail to the Commission in Richmond. You may also fax it or create a WebFile account and bring your claim to the Virginia WCC online. If you have any further questions or would like to get started, pick up the phone and give us a call. We are here to help you.
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.