Worker's Compensation Lawyer
Understand Your Rights
For more than 20 years, Roanoke attorney Matt O’Herron has helped injured workers secure workers’ compensation benefits and personal injury damages. If you have been hurt at work or suffered an injury, call for a free consultation.
Workers' Compensation Lawyer
If you have been injured on the job in Roanoke, Virginia, or a surrounding jurisdiction, the decision to consult a workers compensation lawyer early in a claim can be critical. This is true even if you do not hire a lawyer right away. As a Roanoke workers’ compensation lawyer, I often will meet with a potential client and discuss the issues to see if a lawyer is actually necessary.
The earlier such a consultation takes place, the safer you will be. There are a number of issues that I discuss during a free consultation that need to be verified early in a claim. These include:
- Average weekly wage
- Scope of injuries
- Choosing the doctor
- Disability slips
- Mileage reimbursement
The average weekly wage includes overtime and some non-wage benefits. The injuries need to be accurately documented or an injury can be denied later in the claim. Choosing the best doctor from the three doctor panel can also play an important role in the claim.
For these reasons I urge you to contact a lawyer who knows workers compensation well and at least have a consultation. Call our Roanoke office at (540) 345-5700.