Newport News, VA asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Virginia

Q: 2nd Degree burns with permanent Scar on forearm working fastfood is this a legit case to sue and what is reasonable

Was told to wait a year to file a case its been a year

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2 Lawyer Answers
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Richmond, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: If you were injured at work, you can file a claim for permanet scarring with the Virginia Workers Compensation Commission if your scar is at maximum medical improvement.

Jan F Hoen agrees with this answer

  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Hampton, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: You cannot sue the employer but you would be entitled to an award for medical expenses and for the scar through worker's comp. Get your medical records together and consult with an attorney.

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