Joe Miller Law, Ltd. handles workers' compensation matters for clients near Suffolk. Its workers' compensation attorney helps in filing claims and seeks maximum benefits under the law, including settlements for lost wages, medical expenses, and disability. His legal assistance covers work-related injuries such as repetitive motion, construction, and brain injuries. He is also well-versed in the Longshore and Harbors Workers' Compensation Act. Joe Miller Law, Ltd. also deals with cases involving wrongful death, dog bites, and nursing home negligence.
5500 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
The Law Firm of Charlene A. Morring, P.C. is a boutique firm that serves Suffolk and other areas surrounding its two offices in Norfolk and Newport News. For over 16 years, the firm has handled hundreds of workers' compensation claims in both Virginia and North Carolina. Included in its repertoire are longshore workers' compensation, Social Security Disability, and Defense Base Act claims. Born to and raised by a blue-collar worker, Attorney Morring has a deep-seated passion for helping workers understand their rights under the law.
125 Saint Pauls Boulevard, Norfolk, VA 23510
Norfolk, VA 23510
A workers' comp claim is best filed as soon as an injury occurs. In some states, there are time limits, such as one month following an incident.
After an injury, an employee must notify their employer. The employer must then provide access to the necessary forms and offer guidance. Employees must fill out all forms and return them to the employer who then files them with the insurer. Some states have additional requirements, including assessment by a medical provider. Once the paperwork has been filed, the insurance provider issues a ruling. If the ruling is unfavorable, the employee may choose to appeal the decision with the support of an attorney.
How and when workers' comp starts paying can depend on both the circumstances and the state in which an injury took place. In most areas, benefits related to medical care start paying out immediately, even before a claim is formally processed or accepted. Once a case is approved, injured workers may be entitled to other benefits, including coverage for lost wages.