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Injured at Work? Here’s How to Fight for Your Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ compensation insurance is meant to provide financial assistance to employees who are hurt on the job. However, valid claims for medical coverage and lost wages are often denied by the big insurance companies representing employers. If you have been injured at work, or you find yourself injured at work in the future, the following […]

Workers’ Comp: What You Say Can Be Used Against You

“What you say can, and will, be used against you.” You hear this phrase on TV all the time, but do you think it will ever apply to you? It could if you ever need to seek workers’ compensation. If you have had a work-related injury, one of the first items of business for the insurance carrier’s […]

The Complex World of Workers’ Comp

Yesterday, the Virginian Pilot’s Philip Walzer ran an interesting article about the Virginia Workers’ Compensation system entitled “Welcome to the Complex World of Workers’ Comp.”  The article features a young man named Justin Hockman who dislocated his kneecap when he fell 7 1/2 feet onto a concrete floor, trying to haul a dishwasher at the […]

We Specialize in Worker’s Compensation – Let Us Help You

Have you been injured while working in the healthcare field? Are you not receiving the compensation you deserve? Contact a Rutter Mills attorney today. Injuries sustained from your working environment may not always be avoidable. However, there are proper precautions you should take to reduce your risk of injury. Believe it or not, the healthcare […]

Hazards to the Heathcare Worker

  Have you been injured working in the health field? Do you feel you haven’t been rightfully reimbursed for your injury? If so, Rutter Mills can help you receive proper compensation for your injuries and lost wage. We understand there are many hazards working in the healthcare field, and you may be injured as a […]

Safety At Work (For the White-collar Worker)

Although it may not be immediately apparent, working from a desk can be very stressful to your body. White-collared jobs can encourage serious injuries including cervical spondylosis, lumbar vertebra disease, or repetitive strain injuries such as carpal tunnel. Repetitive strain injuries affect hundreds of thousands of American workers a year, and lead to tens of […]

Safety at Work (For the Blue Collared Worker)

Blue-collared workers perform labor-intensive jobs and typically work with their hands.  Many jobs classified as “blue collar” require skilled personnel who are formally trained and certified. The skills necessary for blue-collared work vary by occupation. Common blue-collar jobs include construction, assembly, maintenance, mining, and renovation. No matter which occupation, blue collared personnel work hard to […]

Workers’ Compensation Tips

Dealing with a workers’ compensation claim can be stressful but two things are very important and will make it easier to manage. These things are 1) documentation and 2) organization.It is important for a person who has a workers’ compensation claim to document everything, beginning with important facts about your injury. Everything that occurs in […]

Don’t Be Confused about Workers’ Compensation and Third Party Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ Compensation is a program implemented by every state in the U.S. to cover medical treatment, lost wages and other compensation for workers who are injured or become sick while on the job. Workers’ compensation also provides benefits for the families of an employee who dies while working.  Under state workers’ compensation laws, there is […]

Filing an Accident Report is Not Sufficient For Workers’ Compensation Claims

  Virginia workers’ compensation lawyer Robert Walsh is often asked: “If the Workers Compensation Insurance Company is paying my medical bills and wage loss, I’m all set, right ?” The short answer is, “NO.” Compensation insurance companies may voluntarily pay for medical care or lost wages, and it seems as though they do so for […]

Have You Read the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act?

If not, you should visit the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission and read what rights you have. This can help you understand who and what you are up against when you file your claim. If you don’t know what your rights are, you may accept anything the insurance carrier or their attorney tells you without knowing […]