A work injury can result in various hardships, including medical bills, wage loss and temporary or permanent disability. If you have suffered an on-the-job injury and are seeking workers' compensation benefits, it is important to have an experienced, local attorney on your side.
Insurance companies will fight to reduce your weekly benefit or deny it all together. To obtain a fair and adequate settlement, you need to hire a lawyer with proven success in personal and workplace injury law.
At Potter, Potter & Jennings PLC, our legal team has helped numerous clients in the Roanoke Valley and throughout Virginia obtain workers' compensation benefits after their employers have tried to limit, delay or deny their claims.
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We help clients at all stages of the workers' comp process, including additional claims against third parties. For a free consultation, call 540-491-0159.
You are entitled to specific workers' compensation benefits for a work-related injury. However, employers and insurance companies do not pay claims freely, and may attempt to deny or undervalue your claim. Our attorneys have extensive knowledge of the actual medical conditions associated with workplace injuries and occupational diseases. We also are familiar with employers in the Roanoke area and the commissioners who oversee workers' compensation hearings. These local insights are invaluable in advocating for your rights, especially if your claim for benefits is denied.
Our role does not end when we secure your benefits. We help clients with the ongoing management of workers' comp claims — such as access to medical treatment or vocational retraining, lump-sum settlements, independent medical exams and attempts by employers to terminate benefits.
If your workplace injury was caused by the negligence of a third party, you may pursue personal injury compensation in addition to workers' compensation benefits. Third parties include contractors, subcontractors, equipment manufacturers and anyone else who is not your employer or a fellow employee. Our lawyers can help you explore all avenues of compensation for your workplace injury, including a third-party personal injury claim.
Our attorneys represent construction workers, warehouse workers, delivery drivers and others in blue collar occupations. We also represent health care workers and anyone injured on the job.
Call our Roanoke office at 540-400-6238 or contact us online to arrange a free initial consultation with a knowledgeable Virginia workers' compensation lawyer.