Newport News Workers Compensation Attorneys
Under Virginia law, most employers are required to carry workers compensation insurance to cover the costs of injuries that occur to employees while on the job and as a result of their work activities. Although the law covers certain diseases caused by repetitive trauma, gradually incurred injuries are not generally covered. Employees can receive the following workers compensation benefits:
- Medical care
- Lost current and future wages
In some cases, a workers compensation claim can be handled simply by notifying the employer of the accident and following all instructions. But many things can go wrong, resulting in unfair treatment of valid claims. This is the time the Newport News workers comp attorneys at Forbes & Broadwell can help protect your legal rights.
Our workers compensation lawyers in Newport News help injured workers get benefits they deserve
All too often, employees struggle to receive the fair treatment they deserve. Claims problems can include the following:
- Full denial of a claim
- Reduction of the benefits required for a claim
- Requirements to return to work before the employee is physically able to do so
Employees should first attempt to discuss the situation with their employers to seek fair resolution — there may be a simple misunderstanding that can be resolved through a frank discussion. But, when employees are unable to easily resolve the situation on their own, they should contact a workers compensation attorney for assistance. In Newport News, the attorneys at Forbes & Broadwell have the skills and experience needed to file an appeal to pursue the benefits you need.
When a life is lost on the job
The worst-case scenario is when a loved one has lost their life due to a workplace accident. This is a wrongful death case. he Newport News workers comp lawyers at Forbes & Broadwell aggressively fight for the surviving spouse or partner, children and parents of the deceased to recover the following financial compensation:
- Anticipated earnings until the time of retirement for the deceased
- Medical bills
- Funeral costs
Contact our attorneys
For assistance with a workers compensation case, contact Forbes & Broadwell to arrange a free consultation.