Roanoke Lawyer Assisting With Workplace Injuries
State and federal law requires employers to provide a safe working environment. Unfortunately accidents do happen. Such accidents may result in a worker missing a short amount of time from work or, in more extreme cases, permanent disability. It is important to understand that Virginians have the right to be compensated for workplace injuries, regardless of the level of harm sustained. If you are have been injured on the job, and are having difficulty receiving the compensation you deserve, then it is important that you retain an attorney experienced in handling such matters. Cerid Lugar is a Roanoke lawyer handling such cases and has been licensed since 2008. Cerid works to provide her clients with the highest levels of representation and our firm is ready to assist you. Contact us today. We also serve Salem and other southwest Virginia areas.
Virginia workplace injury attorney assisting Roanoke and Salem residents in recovering wages and medical expenses
Virginia law provides for the compensation and medical care of those who have been injured on the job. One will be eligible for compensation if the injury occurred on the job and was a work-related function. A worker will generally have up to two years from the time of the injury to file a claim with the Worker’s Compensation Commission. It is important, however, to notify the employer of an injury as soon as possible. Failing to do so may lead to disputes as to whether one was actually injured on the job.
There are other time considerations that one not familiar with the workers comp system does not know. Missing one of these timeframes can make the difference in being compensated or not.
There are a variety of situations in which people may find themselves in need of legal assistance after a workplace injury. This is true whether one was injured in a construction accident, by slipping and falling in a restaurant, or in any other environment. Disputes with which we assist injured workers include:
- Recovering lost wages after a workplace accident
- Medical expenses stemming from an on the job injury
- Payment for long-term medical care
- Permanent disability for those injured at work
Cerid Lugar is a Virginia workplace accident attorney assisting individuals with these types of situations. She will use your initial consultation to gain an understanding of how you were injured and to formulate a plan to move your claim forward. She will assist you in filing all necessary paperwork with the Worker’s Compensation Commission and she will ensure that you are treated fairly throughout the process. Should the employer attempt to claim that you were injured outside of your work duties, then Cerid will take the necessary steps to deal with such claims. We understand that this is a trying time in your life. We are here to assist you. Contact our office today to speak with a lawyer.
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.
Lawyer making sure that Roanoke workplace accident victims know what to expect from the process
Dealing with the legal system can be intimidating. This is especially true when one is suffering the stress caused by having been injured on the job. Our workplace accident lawyer attempts to alleviate this stress by staying in regular contact with her clients. This attorney-client communication includes the prompt returning of phone calls and quick responses to emails. Cerid will make herself available to address your concerns. This level of service is our promise to each of our clients. We are honored to serve those in Roanoke and elsewhere and we take this obligation seriously.