Getting injured on the job isn’t just painful. It can also be disastrous for you and your family from a financial perspective. When you can’t work, you can’t earn the paychecks your loved ones depend on. Thankfully, Virginia’s workers’ compensation system helps injured workers get money for their lost wages and medical bills—but getting approved through this system is anything but guaranteed.
Unfortunately, fraud is common in workers’ compensation claims. The idea of getting paid not to work is appealing to many people, and they may make up stories about how they got hurt on the job. To combat fraud, the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission (VWC) has strict criteria for overseeing, reviewing, and approving claims. However, that means that some valid claims get denied.
If your claim gets denied, it’s not the end of the road. You can appeal the VWC’s decision, but your appeal may be scrutinized even more harshly than your original application. That’s why it’s so important to have an experienced Virginia workers’ compensation lawyer on your side.
At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, our team understands how the VWC reviews both applications and appeals. We know what commonly causes applications and appeals to fail, and we’ll work hard to ensure your appeal is airtight and free from errors, missing pages, incomplete information, and more.
Finally, our years of experience with workers’ compensation claims means we can minimize the amount of time you wait to get benefits. We know you need money right now, and we work smart, fast, and hard to get our clients paid. Contact us today for a free consultation.