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Workplace Injury Frequently Asked Questions

WARNING: All of the information provided here is of a general nature only. The specific facts of your case may require a completely different answer. Do not base any decision with respect to your case solely on any of the answers found herein. Prior to making any decision with respect to your case, you should speak with a competent attorney who is familiar with the laws that relate to your case.

Is there anything we can do or should do to help ourselves get through this while we are waiting for this claim to finish, such as counseling, psychotherapy, or psychiatric treatment?

As stated above, in Virginia, grief and anguish of the beneficiaries is compensable, in NC, it is not; however, as a practical matter, there is nothing wrong with doing anything and everything to keep yourself sane during the process. We would always have frank discussions with our clients, however, about what points of discussion with therapists are off limits. Comments for instance such as “I just want this whole thing over with,” will encourage the insurance company to make low ball offers on the claim.

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Virginia Beach Office

5500-B Greenwich Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Elizabeth City Office
(by appointment only)
507 E Main St #K
Elizabeth City, NC 27907

If you are looking at this site, you or a loved one has probably been hurt. If that's true, you've come to the right place. Helping people who have been hurt is what we do. In fact, it is all we do. Joe Miller Law is a law firm concentrating exclusively on representing people who are injured by the carelessness of others or those hurt on the job. We provide the highest quality legal services to people who have been seriously injured. We practice Personal Injury law and Workmens' Compensation law in both Virginia and North Carolina.