Franklin Workers Compensation Lawyers

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Franklin Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

Workers' Comp Lawyers

When you suffer a job-related injury or illness, your health insurance does not pay the bills. Instead, your medical bills and lost wages are covered under your employer’s workers compensation policy. However, the insurance companies representing the employer might deny legitimate benefits, and affected workers do not know where to turn. The Franklin workers’ comp law firm at Rutter Mills can help you receive the benefits you deserve for your injury.

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Worker’s compensation benefit amounts can increase each year with a cost of living adjustments (COLA). 

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Educational and healthcare workers had the highest number of injuries reported.  

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Virginia workers in construction, manufacturing, and transportation see a higher rate of work-related fatalities than the national average.

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Workers Comp Lawyers

Work-related injuries

If you are an employee and were injured on the job, you should be eligible for benefits. However, an injury occurring on your way to and from work is generally not considered work-related. If the injury during your commute involved a motor vehicle, you should contact a workers’ compensation lawyer.

Workers’ compensation benefits denial

Any self-inflicted injuries, as well as those arising from the use of drugs or alcohol, reckless or criminal behavior, are not covered under workers compensation. However, benefits are also denied if the strict reporting process is not followed.

Workers' Compensation Claim Process

  • fail to notify the employer– While it is important to notify your employer about the job-related injury as soon as possible, not doing so in writing within 30 days means you could lose your benefits.
  • fail to file the claim promptly– Under state law, injured workers have two years from the injury date, or the date of diagnosis in case of illness, to file a claim with the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission. Missing that deadline means the claim cannot go forward.
  • fail to follow doctor’s orders– If the doctor recommends treatments and the patient fails to follow them, or if the injured party cannot prove to the employer’s insurance company that they are following recommended treatments, benefits are often denied.

It is not uncommon for the insurance company to deny benefits by alleging the injury was a pre-existing condition. Franklin workers’ comp lawyers will protect your rights aggressively in such situations, as pre-existing conditions aggravated by the injury are often covered under workers compensation.

It is illegal to fire an employee for filing a workers’ compensation claim. An employer may know that such a termination is illegal, so they might retaliate against a worker by cutting their hours or demoting them. Some workers do not report workplace injuries or illnesses because they are afraid of getting fired.  Any worker finding themselves in such a situation should seek legal counsel immediately.

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Contact Franklin workers’ compensation lawyers

If you or a loved one were injured while on the job and are experiencing issues receiving benefits, the Franklin workers’ compensation attorneys at Rutter Mills can help. Call us 24/7 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. For 50 years, our dedicated attorneys have helped hard-working employees dealing with workplace injuries. There is never a fee unless we win.

A competent injury attorney should never ask you for a retainer. Look for attorneys working on a contingency fee. That means, they will only get paid if you win. 

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TESTIMONIALS

You don’t have to worry about the bills, just get healthy.

Dave Put His Trust in Us

Don’t Fall For The Insurance Company’s Games

Dave suffered serious injuries in a car accident. The defendant’s insurance company tried to offer him a low amount so Dave called Rutter Mills. We took over dealing with the insurance and got Dave the money he needed to get back on his feet.

They enabled me to be happy in life again.

Get Back On Track

Protecting Your Future

Glenn’s car accident changed his life, but not permanently thanks to the help of his Rutter Mills attorney. When the insurance companies wouldn’t help him, our team fought back and won.

I knew I needed Rutter Mills.

Fighting For What's Right

Getting Justice

On his way home from work at the shipyard, Dan was involved in an accident. He tried to file a claim on his own, but the insurance company wouldn’t give him the money he needed to put his life back on track. Dan knew he needed to call Rutter Mills.

They actually won my case 3 times!

Larena's Win

After her car accident, Larena asked her father, a local stevedore, for his advice on who to call. He recommended Rutter Mills. Her team of car accident experts at Rutter Mills fought back when the insurance companies tried to deny her the money she needed to recuperate from her injuries. We took her case to trial – and won. When the insurance company filed their appeals, we beat them again – two more times! Larena got the money she needed and the justice she deserved.

We’re going to immediately call Rutter Mills. That’s the people I trust with my baby girl.

Who Do You Trust With Your Family?

After a car accident, Jamaree’s first call was to her mom. She was shaken up and scared. Mom told her “We’re calling Rutter Mills. Her next was to Rutter Mills. Her Rutter Mills car accident team helped her get compensation “above & beyond” what she was expecting.

They lifted allot of stress off my shoulders. I recommend them to anybody because they WILL fight for you.

Who Can You Turn To?

Referrals From Friends and Family

After John was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, he turned to the person he trusts most for a recommendation. His wife, a paralegal of 30 years, told him to call Rutter Mills on the advice of the lawyer she worked for.

They really care for you as a person. Words cannot describe what Rutter Mills did for me and for my case.

When You Need Someone In Your Corner

Don’t Go It Alone

When the insurance company tried to get Carol to sign paperwork after her car accident, she knew she needed a lawyer. Carol knew she needed Rutter Mills.

When I called Rutter Mills, I knew it was the right fit. They’re so interested in helping you get justice.

Getting The Justice You Deserve

When Mom Needs Strength

Taryn was in a car accident while she was pregnant. She knew she needed someone in her corner to protect her rights and her family’s future.

There’s attorneys, then there’s Rutter Mills.

We're Here When The Unexpected Happens

Priorities

A devasting accident changed Levon’s life forever. The physical and emotional toll left him scared and in pain. When the insurance company for the defendant contacted the family, they made an offer that did not even cover the cost of the medication, much less doctors’ bills, and physical therapy. They knew they needed to talk to a serious lawyer. Rutter Mills took care of the negotiation so Levon could focus on healing.

When you’ve got a serious injury, you need a serious lawyer. That’s why we chose Rutter Mills.

Motorcycle Accidents Change Everything

When Ed was injured in a motorcycle crash, he knew he needed a serious lawyer to protect his rights. The insurance companies were fighting him every step of the way. Rutter Mills helped prove Ed’s case and get him the money he needed to get on the road to recovery.

With the seriousness of the accident, I knew that we needed a serious lawyer. I needed Rutter Mills.

Carol & Levon's Story

They knew they needed a serious lawyer when Carol and her son were seriously injured. After the other party’s insurance company tried to get her to settle for less than she needed, Carol called Rutter Mills for help. We took on the insurance company so she could focus on healing.

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Personal Injury

We are here for you in your time of need, providing compassionate guidance and aggressive advocacy in a wide range of personal injury matters. Our top-rated attorneys will fight the insurance companies and get you back on your feet.

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Car Accidents

We’re here to listen. A member of our team will meet with you, focusing on not only what happened, but also what you are going through and how it’s impacted your life. Then we’ll tell you what options are available to you to get on the road to recovery.

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Maritime/Jones Act Law

Personal injuries that happen when you’re working – or playing – on the water aren’t governed by “the law of the land.” They are subject to maritime laws under the Jones Act– also known as admiralty law.

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Motorcycle Accidents

We’re here to listen. A member of our team will meet with you, focusing on listening to not only what happened, but also what you are going through and how it’s impacted your life.

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Truck Accidents

Truck accidents are often serious. We are here to listen to your story so we can guide you to healing. Our team has represented some of the largest truck accident cases in Virginia. Call us and see how we can help you today.

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Workers Compensation

If you’ve been injured on the job, workers’ compensation insurance may entitle you to critical assistance like medical treatment, lost wages, and more. But insurance companies will put up an aggressive fight to resist paying you the compensation you need and deserve. Rutter Mills can help get you the money you deserve.

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Contact a Franklin workers’ compensation attorney for expert legal guidance

A Rutter Mills case is a serious case. It may mean you have been badly injured. It certainly means you have a lot on the line, and the resolution of your case will make a big difference to you, your family, and your life moving forward.

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Jim B

100% praise and ZERO complaints.

Anna R

Thank you to my Attorney - Eric Porcaro and paralegal Kamilah White for doing such a stellar job on my case! It was a real pleasure working with this team!

David C.

Firm is solid, professional, and they care about their clients. Mr. Porcaro and his assistant are awesome. They have your best interest at heart. They really want you to be treated fairly and that is invaluable. They are professionals and I give them both 5 stars out of 5. Win or lose they battle for fairness, and for your best interest, and that is what it is about.

Donald D.

Mr. Young and his team exceeded my expectations in the way they handled the case and kept me informed. They got involved with my medical billing issues from the accident and a workman's comp claim. They have resolved the issues with workman's comp. I would whole-heartedly recommend this firm.

Janice F

I'm very grateful for Rutter Mills for helping me with my case. Especially Mr. Boran and Mrs. Kathy Saunders, my amazing team. They kept me informed on on all aspects of the case, they listened to my concerns, we fought hard and won. 👏🙏

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