Roanoke Lawyer Filing Claims For Virginia Workplace Injuries
People go to their jobs to earn a living and not for the purpose of dealing with the legal system. Unfortunately, accidents do happen. Such accidents can result in workplace injuries that will have a devastating impact on one’s life. If you or a loved one have suffered such an injury, then Virginia’s worker’s compensation system provides you with options. It is important that you correctly handle your claim in order to make sure that you take advantage of all options on the table. Retaining an experienced attorney can make the difference as to whether or not your claim is filed and handled properly. Cerid Lugar is a Roanoke lawyer who handles the filing of claims for workplace injuries. Cerid has been licensed to practice law since 2008 and she prides herself on providing a high level of service. Contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation. We also serve Salem and other areas in the southwest part of the commonwealth.
Attorney filing worker’s compensation claims for those in Roanoke, Salem, and other Virginia areas
If you were injured on the job, then you may file a claim through Virginia’s worker’s compensation system. In order to be eligible for worker’s compensation you must have been injured while you were at work and performing tasks that fall within your duties or you regularly performed. After an accident you must inform your employer, preferably in writing, within thirty days of the incident. Your employer will then file a “First Report of Injury” with the Virginia Worker’s Compensation Commission. You will then have up to two years in which you may file a claim for benefits – this is like a lawsuit asking for certain types of compensation for the injury through the Workers Compensation Commission. The Commission will hold a hearing to determine whether or not your claim is granted. This hearing will include the presentation of evidence and the calling of witnesses. This process can be highly complicated and it is important that you retain an experienced lawyer.
Cerid Lugar is an attorney filing worker’s compensation cases in southwest Virginia. She will use your initial consultation to gain an understanding of your situation and to explain whether she thinks you are eligible to bring a claim. She will review your medical records and draft a notice to your employer informing them of the injury. She will also assist you with obtaining any necessary medical care and litigating your case before the Commission if necessary. We understand that few things are as important as one’s ability to earn a livelihood. It is our goal to ensure that a workplace injury does not disrupt your life any more than is necessary. Contact us online or by telephone today.
In addition to Roanoke, we also serve the 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.
Roanoke attorney assisting with a range of worker’s compensation related matters
Cerid understands the dramatic impact that an injury can have on one’s life. This is why she assists with a wide range of worker’s compensation related matters. These matters include filing claims to recover wages, claims for medical expenses, and more. It is our goal to provide the highest level of service while handling such matters. Our attorney is honored to assist those in the Roanoke area and this high level of service is our promise in every case we handle.