Workers Compensation Lawyer Wytheville, VA

Workers Compensation Lawyer Wytheville, VA

If you were hurt at work, you might be wondering if you qualify for workers compensation benefits. Perhaps you asked at work, but received conflicting information or do not feel confident about the answers you received. At The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt, we have helped many injured workers in Wytheville, Virginia receive the benefits they deserve. If you sustained a serious injury at work, you may benefit from working with a knowledgeable workers compensation lawyer. Call us to request a free consultation.

Which Injuries Qualify for Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

If you have been injured while at work, you likely have questions about whether or not you can obtain any compensation related to those injuries. After most kinds of accidents, injury victims can work with an attorney to explore the option of filing a personal injury suit. However, workers are generally confined to pursuing compensation through their state workers’ compensation insurance coverage system. As a result, there are numerous administrative tasks workers and their attorneys must pursue before compensation can be received. It is therefore important for injured workers to consult with an experienced Wytheville, VA workers’ compensation lawyer as soon as they have sustained injury. Speaking with a lawyer quickly can help workers to preserve their legal options and begin the process of obtaining their benefits payments as soon as possible.

The Ins and Outs of Workers’ Compensation Coverage

Workers’ compensation is structured as a no-fault system. Practically speaking, this means that it usually doesn’t matter how an injury occurs – workers are entitled to benefits regardless. However, there are exceptions to this general rule. An experienced Wytheville, VA workers’ compensation lawyer can help you to understand whether an exception may apply in your case. If no exception applies, you will likely be entitled to compensation for your injury regardless of how it occurred, as long as it occurred while you were at work.

There are usually only four major requirements that a worker must meet before an experienced Wytheville, VA workers’ compensation lawyer can help that individual file a claim for benefits. The injured worker must be an employee (not an independent contractor, volunteer, etc.) of an employer required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. The injury must have occurred at work and the claim must be made within a certain period of time following the injury occurrence. Again, there are exceptions to these general rules, so please contact an experienced Wytheville, VA workers’ compensation lawyer even if you think one of these general rules may prohibit you from filing a successful claim.

Legal Assistance Is Available

If you have been injured on the job, please do not hesitate to contact an experienced Wytheville, Virginia workers’ compensation lawyer today. Chances are that you are entitled to benefits and working with the legal team at The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt can help to ensure that you obtain the full amount of compensation you are entitled to. Alternatively, if it turns out that you are not eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, our firm can help you to explore any legal alternatives that may be right for your situation. Please don’t hesitate; schedule a risk-free consultation with an experienced Wytheville, VA workers’ compensation lawyer today. Exploring your options does not commit you to any specific actions, but it will help to ensure that you can make an informed decision about your situation and that you have access to any legal guidance and support you may need at this time. We look forward to speaking with you.

Filing a Workers Compensation Claim

If you were injured at work, you may or may not have already filed a workers compensation claim to receive benefits. Being unsure of whether or not you might qualify for benefits, perhaps you have hesitated to file a claim. Understand that there is a deadline by which you must file a claim after sustaining an injury at work. If you file after that deadline, your claim will likely be denied. If your injury required or requires substantial medical treatment and you have not yet filed a claim, call our office and speak with one of our attorneys without delay.

Rejection of Workers Compensation Benefits

If you filed a workers compensation claim and received a denial on the basis of your injury, it might have been for one or more of the following reasons:

  • Minor injury. If your injury is considered minor or inconsequential, the workers compensation insurance carrier (or your employer) may have rejected your claim. For example, if you sustained a paper cut, a minor bruise, or a cold because of the air conditioning, they may determine that it is not sufficient to qualify for benefits. As a general rule of thumb, if you do not need stitches, surgery, medications, and can work, then you do not qualify for benefits. There are always exceptions, so if you feel the denial was not justified, contact our law office and a workers compensation lawyer can review your circumstances.
  • Pre-existing condition. If the insurance carrier or your employer determines that your injury was not caused at work, and that it’s an old injury, they will likely deny your benefits claim. Sometimes, a worker may indeed have a pre-existing condition, but their condition is aggravated at work which necessitates them to once again get medical attention though they may not have needed any in the recent past. In these scenarios, you may be deserving of partial benefits even though you received a denial. If this describes your situation, call a workers compensation lawyer at our office to see if we may be of assistance.
  • Third-party responsibility. If your injury is directly attributable to a third-party rather than a coworker or your employer, then you might not qualify for workers compensation benefits. However, you may have grounds to file a personal injury claim against that third party. The laws surrounding this type of legal action can be complicated, particularly in instances involving workplace injuries. Call us to speak with a workers compensation lawyer in Wytheville, VA who can provide you guidance after a free consultation. If you are eligible to file a claim against the third party, we may be able to help you.

Protect Your Rights — Call The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt

If you were seriously hurt at work, you may be eligible for compensation even if your workers compensation claim was denied. Call us today to find out more or to schedule a free consultation with a workers compensation lawyer Wytheville, VA residents trust.

When Can You Sue Your Employer or Co-Worker for Workplace Incidents?

You go to work every day expecting a safe environment where you can do your job to the best of your ability. Of course, accidents can happen and unfortunate incidents can occur. There are a number of situations that could arise that may cause you bodily harm or illness. Worker’s compensation should cover most scenarios, but in rare cases, you may be able to go a step further and file a lawsuit.

The Purpose of Worker’s Compensation

Your employer should have workers’ compensation coverage to protect both you and the organization. With this insurance plan, employees who are injured while working can file a claim and not have financial responsibility for medical bills and treatments. The coverage should be valid unless the employee was disregarding rules, acting irresponsibly, failed to file a claim correctly or on time or failed to prove the accident wasn’t his or her own fault. Workers’ compensation protects the company from lawsuits.

When to Pursue Legal Action: No Coverage

If your company doesn’t have workers’ compensation or if it has insufficient coverage, and you’re injured or get sick due to workplace conditions, you should speak to a worker compensation lawyer in Wytheville, VA  right away. Under most circumstances, the workers’ compensation plan would pay for visits to the doctor’s office or for medical care. However, you can file a lawsuit against your employer if there is no such coverage or if the plan isn’t extensive enough. With an experienced worker compensation lawyer at your side, you should be able to recover damages and get payment for out-of-pocket costs.

When to Pursue Legal Action: Your Accident or Injury was Intentional

There is a fine line between someone intentionally hurting you or getting you sick and someone inflicting harm through negligence. If your employer didn’t put the right safeguards in place at work or if your company was simply careless about creating a safe environment, you’ll have a difficult time successfully suing the organization. The intent has to be clear-cut for you to win your lawsuit. For instance, if your manager deliberately hurts you or if a co-worker willfully injects you with something to get you sick, you should be able to sue.

Ask the Experts

If you’re still not sure whether you can or should sue following a workplace-related injury or illness, you should consult an experienced Wytheville, VA  worker compensation lawyer today. You shouldn’t use guesswork or not pursue a case because you don’t know how to proceed.

Get the protection you deserve. When you’re injured or fall victim to an illness at work, talk to a worker compensation lawyer Wytheville, VA clients recommend from the Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt. Call our office for a free and confidential consultation. 

Client Review

“Words can’t begin to explain how appreciative I am for the services that the Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt provided. I live out of state, so I was concerned about being present for a ticket I got for reckless driving. But, after speaking with Brooke about it, I felt relieved and confident that it would be taken care of in the most professional way possible and I was 100% right! Thank you so much for your kindness and professionalism in which you handled my case.”
Shana Graham

What Our Clients Say

I'm an out of state driver who received a speeding ticket in smyth county. Mark Hurt Law firm helped me get the charge completely dismissed at a very affordable cost! Great Firm , highly recommend!
Luke Robinson
Luke Robinson
21:48 22 Apr 21
A very professional team who understands the stress of being in an accident. Our paralegal, Courtney Cormier, made us always feel as if things were being taken care of and it was nice to be worry free.
Kristina Murray
Kristina Murray
18:29 03 Mar 21
Diana Phipps
Diana Phipps
13:46 03 Mar 21
After my car accident, Mr. Hurt and his team worked very diligently to get me a fair settlement. Courtney Cormier, a paralegal on the team, was an invaluable asset to me. She always kept me informed of everything that was happening. I couldn't have had a better experience.
Caleb & Kristina Murray
Caleb & Kristina Murray
21:54 22 Feb 21
I could not be more pleased with the service I received. He is a wonderful lawyer and he gets the job done.
Country living woman Mountains
Country living woman Mountains
05:52 22 Dec 20
This law firm has great people skills and are very professional and efficient I would definitely recommend anyone to this law firm.
Lucas Green
Lucas Green
18:06 06 Dec 20
Courtney done a very good job with my case at the abingdon va office very quick and efficient great job highly reccomended my auto accident was in may and alreadh we have settled for maximum amount thanks so much
James Smith
James Smith
06:57 05 Dec 20
I contacted the law offices of Mark T. Hurt regarding a traffic ticket I received. Initially I was concerned because I live between Florida and New York, and with Virginia being midway, handling my ticket would be a major inconvenience, and I wanted to keep my record free of any infractions.Choosing Mark T. Hurt to represent me was the best choice I made, and it was further improved with the assistance of Rhonda, who contacted me once they received my request. Rhonda is one of those unique people who has mastered the fine line between being perfectly professional and friendly. Every conversation we had, was made to feel as if I were speaking to a close friend. One of the most appreciated aspects of working with her was her understanding and respectful of my schedule and time.For my work, I have a hectic schedule and very few free moments, so being able to handle things quickly and effectively is a priority for me, and Rhonda understood that and took care of everything as if she knew exactly what I was expecting. I even got sick while working with Rhonda, and her first comment was to wish me well. She also went out of her way to find solutions regarding my traffic citation that worked around my schedule. The price was fair, and when considering the quality of work and more importantly, the quality of people you will be reliant upon to ensure the best possible outcome for whatever your situation is, they can ask for 10x more than what I paid and it would still be worth it.All in all, recommendation for this law office, and for Rhonda herself, could not be higher. If you are searching for someone to represent you in any legal matter whatsoever, this is the office to work with. Thank you again Rhonda.
Al Fortunatti
Al Fortunatti
00:47 07 Nov 20
My lawyer Courtney in charge of my case was very professional, and very responsive to my personal injury and auto claim. She had it settled in a timely manner very polite and I would recommend this office to anyone.
Samantha Mays
Samantha Mays
21:28 06 Nov 20
I would highly recommend this law firm! Courtney helped me with my personal injury case, she answered all my questions and was always responsive throughout the entire process.She advocated for me efficiently and strived for the best possible outcome.
SCTC-Kimberly Dickey
SCTC-Kimberly Dickey
17:16 27 Oct 20
I'm not a Virgina resident and had found this firm through Google. I have a traffic violation case in tennessee and was desperate to get awnsers. This law office's staff was so helpful even though I wasn't able to even be a client, I believe the person who awnsered was Ashley. After their direction on finding another attorney and my case I was able to push my court date back and will be able to find someone to represent me.I'm not even a client, they didn't have to help me at all! I just wish they practiced in the tri cities area! Would recommend this group!
Benjamin Smith
Benjamin Smith
18:34 22 Oct 20
I contacted the affordable Law Offices of Mark T Hunt regarding a ticket I received. They requested certain documents from me, went to court on my behalf and got the ticket dismissed! The entire process was easy, fast and efficient. When I emailed or texted them their response time was impeccable!I would HIGHLY recommend them if you are looking for a professional attorney!
Davina Waller
Davina Waller
16:41 22 Oct 20
Under the circumstances that I had to have an encounter with Mr. Hurt, if I needed another team to represent me, I wouldn't hesitate for a second. The sheer communication that I had with Ashley was phenomenal. I was informed every step of the way. I was directed to each step of the process. I thoroughly enjoyed working with this law firm and would HIGHLY reccomend them. They were able to have my ticket completely dropped with no points added. Thank you all so much for all your hard work you did for me.
Chris Sanders
Chris Sanders
16:56 21 Oct 20
Mark and his team were very professional and courteous. They done a excellent job with my traffic ticket. I would highly recommend them.
Shannon Hanes
Shannon Hanes
16:26 21 Oct 20
My son got a speeding ticket in Virginia going back to school in Alabama. We contacted Mark Hurts office and they were very responsive and handled the entire situation for us.
Mary Ellen Fennell
Mary Ellen Fennell
22:54 20 Oct 20
The Law Offices of Mark Hurt made the process of dismissing my ticket so effortless! They were told me all the steps I needed to take to make Mr. Hurt’s job easier, and he was able to dismiss my ticket! I’m so thankful I used Mark Hurt to represent me in court. I would highly recommend him to anyone I know.
Cristina Marie
Cristina Marie
16:33 15 Oct 20
Friendly. Efficient. Professional.I’m thankful!
Moody Witoutcoffee
Moody Witoutcoffee
03:56 09 Oct 20
Rafael Oliveira
Rafael Oliveira
11:13 06 Oct 20
Cleber Bandi
Cleber Bandi
00:06 06 Oct 20
Lindaura Williams
Lindaura Williams
23:47 05 Oct 20
Flavia Oliver
Flavia Oliver
14:48 05 Oct 20
T. O.
T. O.
19:55 03 Oct 20
anita R Oliveira
anita R Oliveira
15:25 03 Oct 20
I highly recommend anyone to choose The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt for their issues! They were extremely nice, helpful, and professional, especially Courtney! Every question and concern was always answered. I am thankful for all their help!!
Brittany Gobble
Brittany Gobble
17:35 29 Sep 20
They were very helpful, and answered all of the questions I had, and got great results from my court hearing, I would highly recommend!
Bodie Breitbach
Bodie Breitbach
15:49 21 Sep 20
This law firm is the best of the best and Courtney was just wonderful in every aspect. Extremely helpful and answers every question and always willing to help! Mark Hurt and his crew are the best! Thank you all for helping my family in a very difficult time. Highly recommend.
Tony Statzer
Tony Statzer
14:41 17 Sep 20
Late in July I was charged with a reckless driving ticket in Greenville County, Virginia. I got caught going 83mph in a 55mph zone. It was my first offense on my driving record and I did not need a misdemeanor which could hurt my career. I was assured by Mrs Rhonda Hurt not to worry and that her team would take care of it. On my end, the only effort I put in was taking a 12 hour defensive driving course and sending her my driving record. Two months later, the result of my hearing was a reduction to a defective equipment/non driving violation with 0 points off my record. The other good part about this case was I did not have to go to court. In court fees I paid $68 and a fine of $78 for my ticket. Mrs. Rhonda and her team put together a miracle in that county and I cannot give her enough credit. I sincerely recommend this firm because I know they worked hard on my case and will do the same for you. Thank you again!
Marqus Keith
Marqus Keith
14:54 15 Sep 20
I highly recommend this law firm! Rhonda answered all my questions regarding social security questions and she put my nerves at ease! Im so thankful for her kind spirit and her honesty!
Catina Ratliff
Catina Ratliff
17:51 05 Sep 20
The law offices of mark hurt was very good to me and my family great people great service and great results courtney was our paralegal that presided over the case could not have asked for more to be done.
Danny Kiser
Danny Kiser
18:34 31 Aug 20
I got a traffic ticket while I traveled passing through VA in May.It is a big deal if you have the Law Section: 44-1/46/2-862 and speeding excess of 80 MPH in your ticket. It is a Criminal Misdemeanor Reckless Driving Charge!I saw Mark T. Hurt's Law office simple letter, I decided to give a call and get a free consultation.From the call, Rhonda provided a detail explaining the criminal charge of the Misdemeanor Reckless Driving ticket is about. She is a very caring and honest person, no sale pressure to me to take their law office at all.Once I decided to use their firm to represent me in court, it didn't take an hour, I was told totake some actions and wait for cout day to see the result. That is that simple and no worry at all. On the court date, I received text messages from lawyer's office. Guess what? The lawyer did a miraculous and fantastic job for me in the court.The Reckless Driving Misdemeanor ticket has been reduced to an Improper Driving traffic ticket.Thanks to Mark T. Hurt's Law office team! They are not only very professional and transparent but also does the best quality job you can find. I strongly recommend them to be your lawyer if you need one in VA.
C.Y. Kuan
C.Y. Kuan
01:07 23 Aug 20
Having landed a Reckless Driving (99 in a 65) on my way back to FL from WV, I came across this law firm when searching something along "best reckless driving lawyers Virginia."Mr. Hurt's firm dropped my "Criminal Misdemeanor" to an improper driving. Which from my understanding is right next to a normal speeding ticket.All expenses accounted (payment, court cost, fine), I'm out roughly $1,100 ; but I'd much rather pay that once today, than every six months to an insurance company for the next... God knows how many years. I am extremely grateful and overjoyed with my outcome.As far as speaking with the great ladies at these offices, everyone was always kind, quick, and considerate. They answered all my questions, explained all my options and possible outcomes. I had a clean record, and had now experience dealing with courts or lawyers, so their patience and knowledge was especially helpful. If I ever screw up again (I pray to God I don't) I hope it's in Virginia, so I can call upon Mr. Hurt's offices.
Nomadic Wolf
Nomadic Wolf
21:06 21 Aug 20
I would like to thank Hope for helping me get my SSDI. She was a true professional a great help with my success. great asset to the law firm and honest lady could not ask for anyone better. Thank You, David
David Harden
David Harden
21:17 20 Aug 20
I had a miracle outcome
jose feliz
jose feliz
22:14 18 Aug 20
I got stop in wyth county saw good reviews on Law of Mark, i can say i highly recomend them, got stop 79mph on a 60mph, they all i had to pay was a low amounth of $200 fine plus court cost $76 and they got me out with zero point infraction, if you looking for lawyer on traffic tickets here its the place to go with! Very professional and representatives will be there to help any time!
Brisio Gaza
Brisio Gaza
23:12 15 Aug 20
This law firm is the up most professional and highly knowledgeable in it's field of work. Courtney is awesome and a pleasure to work with she is the best at her job. We highly recommend this law firm!
Christy Statzer
Christy Statzer
02:52 11 Aug 20
Courtney Cormier and the law office, was amazing! Courtney was very efficient, timely, and responsive. I had an issue with a previous employee, but due to that, Mr. Hurt wanted to ensure that I was completely satisfied, so he made adjustments on his fee, just to make sure I was happy! You couldn't ask for a better paralegal or law office! I highly recommend this firm!
Jessica Ann Roberts
Jessica Ann Roberts
20:10 30 Jul 20
I called seeking help with a traffic ticket I received. I spoke to the legal assistant, Ashley and she was very helpful.
Nathan
Nathan
13:54 30 Jul 20
my Attorney Courtney Cormier was amazing and very helpful and patient with me and the case and always keep me updated on all the steps and procedures of the process i would definitely recommend her and this office they are amazing
Branden Lewis
Branden Lewis
15:24 21 Jul 20
These guys got my reckless driving charge of a 94 in 70 down to a improper driving. You won’t regret hiring them to help you out!
Haley Walser
Haley Walser
23:22 20 Jul 20
Great experience with Courtney Cormier! Thanks for the professional help!
Alisha Fagan
Alisha Fagan
16:26 20 Jul 20
Thank you for doing the best you guys did an amazing job with my case I appreciate everyone that worked on my case I definitely recommend this law firm!!
Abdullah Shaikh
Abdullah Shaikh
14:56 16 Jul 20
Great people! Very helpful and professional.
Heather Foster
Heather Foster
21:53 15 Jul 20
Wonderful, family oriented law firm. The staff are very attentive and courteous especially Courtney. I highly recommend this legal establishment!
Duane Cormier
Duane Cormier
17:25 15 Jul 20
Amazing group of people to work with Courtney is fantasticI would highly recommend this group
Kara Ginter-Hensley
Kara Ginter-Hensley
21:41 14 Jul 20
Great firm!! Diana will walk you through everything you need to take care of a traffic ticket.
Braden Alexander
Braden Alexander
19:28 14 Jul 20
They are very professional, and respectful with everybody, including one of his employees, Rafael
Flavia Oliver
Flavia Oliver
17:01 14 Jul 20
The personnel who work here are constiment professionals. Rhonda Hurt kept me abreast of all proceedings and changes without the need for me to follow up, allowing me to maintain a piece of mind knowing that the Law Offices of Mark T Hurt were on the job (Rhonda kept me up to date through text and e-mail).During the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak all court dates were changed. I received a personalized letter from Mark assuring me that he and his team was on the job and was going to see my case through to the end while keeping me looped in.Thank you for all your help and persistence to see the great outcome I received.I highly recommend anyone to use the Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt for their issues!
Jon H
Jon H
11:34 13 Jul 20
They are a hard working team that care about their clients.
Frederick Baker II
Frederick Baker II
05:13 26 Jun 20
Fast, professional, and friendly. One of the best we have had for our family case and would HIGHLY recommend!!
Jonathan Mora
Jonathan Mora
19:13 04 May 20