Virginia Workers’ Compensation Claim

Workers’ Comp Claim Denied? Let Us Help You Appeal It.

by | February 28th, 2022

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.

Virginia To See Changes In Worker’s Compensation Premium Rates This Year

by | January 14th, 2013

January 14, 2013

It was announced Tuesday by the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) that employers may notice a change in the premium rates they pay for insurance covering Virginia Workers’ Compensation benefits. The Insurance Journal looked at how some rates would see dramatic increases, while others dropped.

The National Council on Compensation Insurance suggested the changes be made after examining injury trends among different industries in the state in recent years, which the SCC approved a short time later. The changes will cause the premiums in the surface coal mining industry to increase, while underground coal mining will see a decrease in premium levels.

Experts say the surface coal mining industry will see a 4.9 percent rise in voluntary market loss costs and assigned risk rates will skyrocket by as much as 19 percent. Meanwhile, underground coal mining will receive a drop in voluntary market loss costs of around 14.5 percent and will also get a 3.9 percent decrease in assigned risk rates.

The industrial and federal class will also see dramatic changes in rates. The changes are said to go into effect on April 1 of this year.

The Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley acknowledge how complex the process of filing for workers’ compensation benefits can be an may be able to help if you have a claim you are preparing to file or have a claim that was denied in the past.