How does workers’ compensation affect Social Security Disability?
Depending on your situation, it can have different affects. Assuming you have a workers compensation wage award in Virginia and you are approved for social security disability payments, there can be an “off-set” (reduction) of your disability benefits based upon the amount of your workers’ comp payments. Under Social Security Administration rules, you may collect […]Read More
Denied Medical Coverage?
If medical care has been denied, as always, first seek a competent, experienced workers’ compensation lawyer. A lawyer might take your case on a contingency fee basis and provide a free case evaluation or free consultation. If you can’t find legal help, and if you have a lifetime medical award and the insurance adjuster has […]Read More
What Are Some Reasons People Get Hurt At Work?
“There are several different ways someone can get hurt on the job. From what are seemingly minor injuries—to a paper cut, to an insect bite, all the way to catastrophic injuries of falling off buildings, out of trees, and so forth. Some people will think maybe they don’t need to see a lawyer because it’s […]Read More
Do I Still Need a Workers’ Comp Attorney If I Have Insurance?
“Injured workers often ask me why should I get a workers’ comp lawyer if I have an insurance carrier that is taking care of me? They’re paying me, they’re paying my medical bills. Because you need someone working for you. The insurance carrier has lawyers working for them, helping them through the case. Remember their […]Read More
What Areas Do You Service?
“The Law Office of Darren Shoen represents clients from far and wide, throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. It’s a regional law practice. So we primarily represent injured workers from Richmond, all the way west out to say Wythe County, Galax and even further Southwest. Several clients come from the Southside area well–Danville and South Boston […]Read More
How Do I Know If I Need a Workers’ Comp Attorney?
“You know you need a workers’ comp lawyer if you got hurt at work. You can always use a workers comp lawyer; someone like myself who does workers comp and knows workers’ comp. When I advise somebody who just calls me, even if it’s as simple as you got a cut finger at work. I […]Read More
Do I Apply For Benefits in Virginia or in the State in Which I Was Hurt?
“If your job requires you to be outside of the Commonwealth of Virginia; and typically a Virginia worker, it can be a complex situation. In certain cases, you can apply for benefits in the state where you were hurt or you can apply in the Commonwealth of Virginia as well. It just depends—you know per […]Read More
Why Get a Lawyer If I have Workers’ Comp Insurance?
Today, Darren is taking on the topic “Why get a Lawyer If I have Workers Comp Insurance?”. There are rights that you have that the insurance company may not communicate to you. It is important to have a knowledgeable Lawyer on your side to ensure all of your rights are covered. Darren addresses this more […]Read More
Hurt At Work? Take Care of Yourself First.
“When you’re hurt at work, the very first thing you need to do is make sure you get proper medical attention. Whether it’s a small injury or a major injury. Just make sure you get medical care first. Don’t worry about the law right when you get hurt, take care of yourself first. For purposes […]Read More
Workers’ Comp Introduction
Darren Shoen, a workers compensation lawyer serving Virginia, is here to help give you some basic guidance when you are injured at work. Serving in Danville, Roanoke, and Lynchburg, VA. Darren will be posting new blogs on a regular basis touching on topics that he receives questions on that relate to workers compensation. Be sure […]Read More