Hurt On The Job In Virginia?

By Peter DePaolis

Virginia Injury Attorney Julie Heiden Describes Your Options If You’re Hurt On The Job

Video Transcript

If you are hurt while working, be sure to immediately report your accident to your employer.

When you report the accident please be sure to tell your employer the exact activity you were performing at the time you got hurt.

Please also be sure to tell your employer the exact parts of your body you hurt while you were performing the work-related activity.

Also, when you report your accident, be sure to tell your employer how the activity you were performing was part of your job duties.

And remember, repetitive injuries are not considered valid workers compensation injuries in Virginia.

There are exceptions to this rule for some diseases, however, the exceptions are very few!

You should also ask your employer for a panel of doctors to see for your injuries.

If your employer does not provide you with a panel of physicians than you may go to a doctor of your choice.

Whether you are presented with a panel of physicians or choosing a doctor on your own, you should seek immediate medical treatment for your injuries.

If you are contacted by an insurance company you should not give a recorded statement until you have spoken to an attorney for guidance.

If you inadvertently say the wrong thing in a recorded statement it could cause you to lose your entitlement to workers compensation benefits.

If you are injured on the job, please feel free to contact our offices.

We will be happy to discuss your workers’ compensation case with you. We’ll provide an absolutely free consultation to answer your questions and discuss your options.

I am Julie Heiden, Virginia injury attorney at Koonz McKenney Johnson & DePaolis LLP.

Virginia injury lawyer Julie Heiden

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About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.