If you were injured at work, you may be able to pursue workers' compensation benefits in order to pay for the financial hardships due to your injuries. In the state of West Virginia, an employee is not allowed to pursue compensation for damages such as pain and suffering through workers' compensation. While some states do allows this type of action, state law in WV prohibits it. If you have questions about what you can receive benefits for or how to do so, feel free to contact a West Virginia work injury lawyer from Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC. The first thing you will need to do in order to fight for compensation is file for workers' compensation. In doing so you may be able to receive compensation for all of the following damages:
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages
After suffering from an injury at work you need to inform your employer of your injury right away. Then, receive the medical care that you need for your injuries. You have a limit to the amount of days you can let pass before filing a claim for your injuries. In West Virginia, you must file your injury claim within six months of the injury date or it may be barred. After you inform your employer, it is their responsibility to submit the paperwork to the accurate insurance carrier. There are cases where this process is quick and easy and the employer submits your medical bills for payment, but oftentimes it is not that simple. If your employer tries to fight your right to benefits, a skilled West Virginia work injury lawyer from our firm may be able to help. We can help you collect the proper documentation and medical records to help your case. Contact our firm today for the experienced representation that you need!