The Wallace Firm, PLLC, West Virginia Workers' Compensation Attorney
If you are hurt on the job it can put your career on hold and create a host of financial problems. A Workers' Compensation claim can help. But West Virginia's complicated workers' comp process can make it difficult to get any relief at all. At The Wallace Firm, PLLC, our experienced West Virginia Workers' Compensation attorney will help you navigate your way to better benefits.
West Virginia Workers' Compensation Complications
Injured employees in West Virginia can have a hard time fighting for their rights. State law has limited workers' compensation benefits and made it hard for you to take advantage of your employer's insurance. Because of these changes, many lawyers refuse to take on West Virginia workers' compensation cases. Those who do often file the claim and walk away. Also, West Virginia gives its injured workers only six months to file a claim or forever be barred. This makes finding the right attorney an immediate priority.
Our Founder Chris Wallace is one of only a handful of attorneys in the state that specialize in workers' compensation cases. He won't disappear once the claim is filed. Instead he'll stand by your side and help you fight for your rights under state law.
Workplace Injuries and Occupational Diseases
Workers' compensation is a kind of insurance, paid for by most employers, to cover employees who are injured at work. You can get compensation for work-related accidents and occupational illnesses. For instance, if your job exposes you to toxins that cause you to get sick, you can be compensated for that disease. Similarly, if a piece of machinery falls and fractures your arm, you can receive benefits for the time off work.
What Workers' Compensation Covers
By filing a valid claim for workers' compensation, you become eligible for benefits to cover medical expenses and lost wages. The law includes other damages as well, including:
- Wrongful death benefits paid to the family of victims of fatal workplace accidents;
- Dependents' benefits for the children and spouses of workplace injury victims;
- Medical equipment costs;
- Transportation to and from medical treatment;
- Physical therapy and occupational therapy.
You may also be entitled to temporary or permanent disability benefits, depending on your injury. At The Wallace Firm, PLLC, we understand the compensation tables the state uses to calculate lost wages and set compensation. We will walk you through the process and make sure you get all the benefits to which you are entitled.
The Wallace Firm, PLLC Is Here For You
A Workers' Compensation claim doesn't have to feel like an uphill battle. Get an experienced West Virginia Workers' Compensation attorney working for you. At The Wallace Firm, PLLC, we're here to help. Our initial consultations are always free. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.