Workers' Compensation

Work Injuries Lawyers in Fairfax, VA

Serving Workers in Fairfax, Fairfax County, Woodbridge & Prince William County

Workplace injuries are a significant concern in the United States, impacting thousands of workers and their families annually. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported by private industry employers in 2022. This underscores the critical nature of workplace safety and the need for adequate protections and legal frameworks.

Our practice at Law Office Of Andrew S. Kasmer focuses exclusively on helping the injured pursue maximized compensation for their damages and losses. We handle workers’ compensation and personal injury claims and have achieved record-setting results during our decades of work.

If you or a loved one has been injured in the workplace, our Fairfax work injuries attorneys can use their extensive experience dealing with Virginia’s workers’ compensation system or the civil courts to assist you at this crucial time. Our representation can significantly impact the outcome of your case. 

We offer free initial consultations with a Fairfax work injuries lawyer. Contact Law Office Of Andrew S. Kasmer online or at (571) 350-8562. Hablamos español.

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Workplace Accidents in Virginia

Accidents in the workplace can take numerous forms and occur in all industries. 

Examples of workplace accidents can include:

  • Falls: A leading cause of workplace injuries, falls can happen from heights (ladders, scaffolds, roofs), on the same level (slips, trips), or into holes or pits. They can result in severe injuries like fractures, head trauma, and spinal cord damage.
  • Falling objects:  Tools, materials, or debris dropped from above can cause serious injuries to workers below. Head injuries, broken bones, and muscle strains are common consequences.
  • Struck-by injuries:  Workers can be struck by moving objects like vehicles, machinery, or falling materials. These accidents can lead to crushing injuries, amputations, and even death.
  • Caught-in/between injuries:  Workers can get caught in or pinched by machinery, collapsing structures, or moving objects. This can cause amputations, crush injuries, and broken bones.
  • Electrocution:  Electrical wiring, power lines, or faulty equipment pose a serious risk of electrical shock. This can result in burns, muscle spasms, cardiac arrest, and death.
  • Overexertion:  Lifting heavy objects, repetitive motions, and awkward postures can lead to muscle strains, sprains, and back injuries.
  • Exposure to hazardous materials:  Workers in specific industries can be exposed to dangerous substances like chemicals, dust, or fumes. This can cause respiratory problems, skin irritation, and long-term health issues.
  • Repetitive stress injuries (RSI):  Jobs requiring constant repetitive motions can lead to pain and inflammation in muscles, tendons, and nerves. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a typical example of RSI.
  • Vehicle accidents:  Workers who drive for a living or operate work vehicles are at risk of traffic accidents. These can range from minor fender-benders to severe collisions.
  • Violence in the workplace:  Sadly, violence can occur in some workplaces, leading to physical and psychological trauma for victims.

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    Mr. Andrew Kasmer is the best lawyer of all time. I will refer anyone involved in a car accident, or at work to contact the Law Offices of Andrew Kasmer.
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    I highly recommend this law firm. Mr. Holston helped navigate my worker's comp case to a more than satisfactory settlement that would not have been reached on my own.
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    A wonderful group of attorneys. They worked very hard in my case and set proper expectations to start. I was advised along the way and while my meetings were short and direct to the point, I didn't feel like any of my questions didn't go unanswered.
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    I hired Mr. Kasmer two years ago for a DUI-related incident. He went above and beyond to make sure that I was well-informed and involved in what was going on. I have never had a better experience with a lawyer. I was very confident in his ability.
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    Andrew Kasmer is the best lawyer! I do not say that lightly. Mr. Kasmer worked so diligently on my workers' compensation case. He never gave up, counseling me and guiding me through.
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    Andrew Kasmer's team is professional, thorough, and your best advocate. I was in a car accident where my car was. Mr. Kasmer was able to get me at least 4 times what I would have gotten if I had dealt with the insurance companies myself.

    - Kim R.

Compensation in Work Injury Cases

When a worker is injured on the job, two forms of compensation may be used, depending on the specifics of the case.

Workers' Compensation Benefits 

This is the most common route for pursuing compensation. It is a no-fault system, meaning you don't have to prove your employer caused the accident to receive benefits. Most employers are required by law to carry workers’ compensation insurance. This insurance covers a portion of your lost wages and medical expenses if you are injured or become ill due to your work.

Medical expenses cover necessary medical treatment related to the work injury, including doctor visits, hospital stays, surgery, medication, and physical therapy. Lost wages replace a portion of your income (typically around two-thirds of your average weekly wage) when you cannot work due to injury. This has limitations on duration and maximum amounts.

If your injury results in a permanent impairment that affects your ability to work, you may be eligible for ongoing compensation based on the degree of disability. Vocational rehabilitation services are another benefit that can help you return to work in a suitable capacity if your injury prevents you from doing your previous job.

Third-Party Liability Claims

This applies when a party other than your employer is responsible for your work injury. Unlike worker’s compensation, third-party claims require proving negligence. You must demonstrate that another party's carelessness or actions directly caused your injury. This could be a subcontractor, property owner, manufacturer of defective equipment, or another party on the job site.

A successful third-party claim can award compensation for all medical costs associated with your injury, your full lost wages due to the injury, not just a portion as in workers’ compensation, and pain and suffering. If your injuries permanently impact your ability to earn a living, you may be compensated for future lost wages. 

The main difference between these two forms of compensation is the burden of proof. Workers' compensation is more accessible but has limitations on benefits. Third-party claims can potentially award much more compensation but require a lawsuit and proof of fault. An attorney at our firm can help you navigate both options and determine the best course of action for your situation.

Turn to Law Office Of Andrew S. Kasmer for Proven Legal Representation

Our legal team understands how work injuries can negatively impact your life and livelihood. We also know how insurance companies fight back to reduce, delay, and deny claims based on their own best interests. 

By partnering with us, you can have an aggressive advocate on your side who can counter the adverse ploys of the other side. You can benefit from our knowledge of workplace safety regulations, evidence gathering and analysis, meticulous case preparation, negotiation skills, and tenacity in seeking optimum results.  

Learn more about how we can help in a free case review by calling us at (571) 350-8562 or emailing us from our online contact form

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