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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.

How long will it take until I can expect to receive a result from my Workers Compensation Case?

Answer: That is going to vary greatly, depending on many factors, including, but not limited to your stage of treatment, whether you are already under an Open Award, the willingness of your employer to cooperate in moving toward a resolution of your case, or whether you have a situation which requires us to move forward with an immediate, expedited hearing.

You should be aware that the Workers Compensation Commission does not operate at all like your local courthouse, where you can just go down and take out a warrant against someone, or have a hearing scheduled within a few weeks. It can be a fairly long process. Even when we ask for an expedited hearing, we will not usually get a hearing date until at least one or two months at the earliest.

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.