Almost all employers in Virginia required to have valid workers’ compensation insurance. However, not all of them. In an effort to save money, some employers forgo workers’ compensation coverage.
When their employees get hurt on the job, they may worry that they are out of luck when it comes to getting benefits for their medical bills and lost wages. However, the Virginia Workers’ Compensation (VWCC) Commission has an Uninsured Employer’s Fund (UEF) that is designed to provide benefits to injured workers whose employers either didn’t buy coverage or allowed their policies to lapse.
It’s important to note that just because you are eligible for compensation through the uninsured fund doesn’t mean you are guaranteed to get it. All workers’ compensation claims run the risk of being denied, and it’s often because of minor oversights and errors.
At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, our Virginia workers’ compensation lawyers know how the system works and what the VWCC looks for in claims, whether they are standard claims from injured workers whose employers have coverage or UEF claims. Our years of experience handling a variety of workers’ compensation claims means we know how to not only improve our clients’ chances of approval, but also how to get their claims approved more quickly than if they go it alone.
Contact us today for a free consultation. Workers’ compensation is complex, and there are many roadblocks between injured workers like you and the benefits you’re owed. Let us put our experience to work for you.