Virginia, like many states, limits the number of weeks an injured employee can get lost wage benefits. In Virginia, lost wages are limited to 500 weeks unless the claimant can show he/she suffered an extremely serious disability.
The 500 week limit only applies to the wage part of the claim. The limit does not apply to payment of your medical bills. Medical awards last a lifetime as long as:
For many claimants, the main long-term expenses are the costs of prescription drugs. Some claimants do require long-term, hands-on medical care. Medical benefits can also include a mileage allowance to help you travel to and from your doctor.
Attorney Joe Miller at Joe Miller Law, Ltd., has been helping injured workers in Norfolk and throughout Virginia for over a quarter century, and he’ll fight to help you pursue payment for all the lost wages, medical bills, and incidental bills, such as mileage expenses, that you’re allowed. He’s assisted thousands of claimants in workers’ compensation and personal injury cases, and knows what it takes to help you in your situation. To learn more, contact Joe Miller Law, Ltd., today at (888) 694-1671.