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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.

I sustained an injury on-the-job, but after that, I was fired. Can I still get workers compensation?

Answer: If you are still unable to work due to your work injury, and your doctor substantiates this by way of a clear record and doctor’s note still holding you completely out of all work, the answer is probably yes.

If, on the other hand, you are released to some kind of work by your doctors, under Virginia law, it is much harder to obtain compensation for you once you have been fired. The employer will claim that the only reason you are not working or unable to get a job is because you were fired for misconduct.

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.