Roanoke Lawyer Assisting With Long Term Care For Workplace Injuries
People are sometimes injured on the job. Such injuries are often minor and the employee is able to return to work quickly. Unfortunately, there are instances in which one may suffer a more serious injury which requires long term medical care. Such care may involve surgeries, medications, and long term therapy needs. While Virginia worker’s compensation laws are meant to care for workers who have suffered serious injuries, there are times in which a worker may have to fight for coverage. It is important that workplace accident victims speak with an experienced worker’s compensation attorney when such disputes arise. Cerid Lugar is a Roanoke lawyer assisting those who require long term care. Cerid takes pride in the results she has achieved for our clients and our firm is ready to assist you. We also assist those in Salem and other southwest Virginia areas.
Worker’s compensation attorney assisting Roanoke and Salem accident victims with obtaining long-term care
Virginia employers are required to carry worker’s compensation insurance if they employ two or more people. Workplace injuries will fall within the purview of the worker’s comp system if they occurred on the job and in the course of an employment related activity. Generally speaking the injury must have occurred suddenly and harm suffered from “repetitive stress” most often is not covered. An employee may be entitled to long-term, or lifetime, medical benefits if an injury or work-related disease requires ongoing care.
An employee must notify their employer within thirty days once they learn that they have been injured on the job or that they have contracted a work-related disease. The worker will then have up to two years to file a claim for ongoing benefits. In cases of permanent or long-term disability it is, unfortunately, not uncommon for employers to attempt to dispute the claim. Such a dispute may be based on an argument that the injury was not work related or that the the employee’s own misconduct was the cause of the harm. The final decision on the claim will be made by the Virginia Worker’s Compensation Commission. Litigating a matter before the commission can be quite complicated and it is strongly suggested that you retain an experienced lawyer.
Cerid Lugar is a worker’s compensation attorney assisting Virginia residents with the handling of claims for long-term medical care or lifetime benefits. Cerid will use your initial consultation to help you understand what to expect from the process and to begin formulating a plan to present your claim. She will review the workplace injury reports and consult with any necessary medical professionals. She will present your case to the Worker’s Compensation Commission and will make sure that your rights are protected throughout the process. Should your case be denied then Cerid will assist you with appealing the claim denial. We understand the impact that this situation can have on your life. We are here to help.
In addition to Roanoke, we also serve the southwest Virginia cities of Cave Spring, Salem, the Botetourt County city of Hollins, the Bedford County cities of Bedford and Forest, the Franklin County city of Rocky Mount, and the Montgomery County cities of Blacksburg, Christiansburg, and Radford.
Worker’s compensation lawyer staying in contact with Roanoke residents requiring lifetime medical benefits
If you have been injured to the point of requiring lifetime medical benefits, then you have enough to worry about. You do not need to deal with a worker’s compensation lawyer who does not stay in communication with you or address your concerns. Cerid makes attorney-client communication a priority. She will promptly respond to your messages and she will also meet with you as often as necessary to address your concerns. We focus on this area of law so that you can focus on the most important thing – your future. Contact us today.