Virginia state law requires employers with at least three employees to provide workers’ compensation benefits for on-the-job injuries. Insurance companies typically provide this coverage. Since those companies are in business to make money, they often deny claims or specific benefits. If that happens to you, our experienced Virginia workers’ compensation lawyers at Renfro & Renfro are here to help. We have substantial experience helping clients recover the benefits they deserve under the law. From our Richmond office, we serve clients throughout the metro area and the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Our workers’ comp lawyers understand how a work injury changes your life in an instant and presents unfamiliar, stressful challenges. Making matters even worse, the process of getting workers’ comp benefits can be very confusing and frustrating. Our legal team provides the guidance and support you need, allowing you to concentrate on recovering while we shoulder the work of securing your full benefits.
Husband-and-wife attorneys Dan Renfro and Sarah Renfro founded Renfro & Renfro out of an earnest dedication to providing client-oriented legal services for individuals who suffer life-altering injuries. Both Dan and Sarah have more than a decade of litigation experience.
Our practice at Renfro & Renfro focuses exclusively on Virginia workers’ compensation and personal injury law. Our lawyers and staff work as a team, with Dan leading the litigation effort and Sarah concentrating on managing the firm to keep everything running seamlessly. Through Dan’s years of practice in Richmond, he built a reputation for integrity and an excellent rapport with local courts, judges, and attorneys, which facilitates communication and helps achieve good outcomes for clients.
Our Richmond workers’ compensation attorneys build a strong relationship with each client through attentive communication, beginning with the very first meeting. Our responsive approach makes clients feel comfortable and confident that their legal rights are fully protected. Our results-driven strategy ensures diligent representation at every stage of the process.
If you receive an on-the-job injury, the most important priority is getting the necessary medical treatment. If you follow the proper workers’ compensation claim process and the insurance company denies your claim or specific benefits, you should contact us immediately. Any delay in pursuing your workers’ compensation rights could jeopardize your ability to receive the benefits provided by Virginia law.
The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act requires an employer with three or more employees to provide workers’ comp insurance coverage for on-the-job injuries. The law creates a no-fault system, so a worker has coverage regardless of who caused the accident. However, in exchange for that coverage, an employee does not have the right to sue an employer or fellow worker when an accident causes injuries, except in very limited circumstances.
The law provides specific benefits, including payment for lifetime medical expenses and certain related out-of-pocket expenses, wage loss benefits, compensation for permanent total or partial disability, and death benefits for fatal injuries.
To be eligible for coverage, your injury must occur during the course of employment and arise out of a sudden accident related to your employment duties. Our article on workers’ compensation coverage provides additional details about when workers’ comp pays for on-the-job injuries.
Our knowledgeable workers’ compensation lawyers can help you receive the full benefits you deserve if you encounter problems receiving benefits or navigating through the process, your injury is serious and long-term, or you have a permanent disability.Common issues encountered by injured workers include insurance company denial of a claim and non-payment or partial payment of medical expenses. In addition, workers may have difficulty receiving compensation for a permanent loss or disability resulting from an on-the-job injury.
If you experience any problem getting the benefits you are entitled to under Virginia law, talking with a workers’ comp attorney is advisable. Our lawyers at Renfro & Renfro do not charge for your initial consultation and case evaluation. We welcome you to contact us if any issues or concerns arise with your Virginia workers’ compensation benefits.
If your work injury was caused by the negligence of a third party (not your employer or a co-worker), you may have a personal injury claim in addition to a workers’ compensation claim. Our lawyers at Renfro & Renfro handle both types of claims, so we can assist with your third-party personal injury claim if you have one as the result of your on-the-job injury.
If you receive on-the-job injuries covered by workers’ compensation insurance and the insurance company denies your claim or benefits or you need a lawyer to help with your claim, our experienced Richmond workers’ compensation attorneys at Renfro & Renfro provide a free consultation and case evaluation.
We serve clients in the Greater Richmond Region, including in Petersburg and Dinwiddie, and throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. We invite you to schedule your free consultation by using our online form.