Virginia Workers' Compensation Claims Lawyer
Help for workers injured on the job
Workers' compensation insurance provides benefits to employees injured on the job. A claim of workers' compensation does not require proof of negligence as a civil lawsuit would, and so provides employees with some assurances that their medical bills will be covered regardless of the cause of their workplace accident. Workers' compensation benefits will not automatically be paid and insurance frequently refuses to pay timely benefits to injured workers.
Virginia workers' comp lawyer Michael A. Kernbach, Attorney at Law, represents injured employees in workers' compensation claims and civil lawsuits. We give a voice to those whose health and lives have been compromised because of their hard work and dedication to their jobs. Michael applies his more than 25 years of experience to defending the rights of individuals to work in safe, healthy conditions.
The Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission
The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission (VWC) administers the state’s workers' compensation program and is subject to the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act. The VWC imposes a strict statute of limitations that requires you to file:
- Within two years from the date that the accident occurred, or
- Within two years from the date that you were told that an illness was caused through your work, and within five years from your last date of exposure
We guide you through the bureaucratic VWC process to ensure you are treated fairly and receive all benefits that you are entitled to.
Appeals of denied claims
If your claim is denied, we appeal the denial to VWC and through the Virginia appellate courts, if necessary. We file persuasive arguments, attend hearings and remain by your side until your case is justly resolved.
Contact a Manassas and Roanoke workers' comp attorney you can rely on
The Law Offices of Michael A. Kernbach, P.C. are located in Manassas and Roanoke, Va., and represent clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
Call Virginia injury attorney Michael A. Kernbach at 571.292.9046 or contact the law firm online to schedule your free consultation.