What are my rights with workers comp and unemployment?

I was on Workers comp for about 3 months. I injured my right wrist and had to have surgery. My company told me when I came back, I was responsible for my family health insurance premiums for the past 3 months. They started taking money from my checks. They were taking double insurance payments out every week. I have 4 kids and that really made things tight. Three weeks later I was layed off. They are keeping my last check, my vacation pay, and handed me a bill with my layoff paperwork. I was wondering what if any rights I have? I live in Virginia. I don’t know if that matters.

Asked on June 14, 2009 under Personal Injury, Virginia

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

I believe I answered this question already.  It sounds as if you really need to file a complaint with the Virginia Dept of Labor and Attorney General's office.

Then, consult with a labor law workers' comp lawyer in your state.   Try www.attorneypages.com and check his or her record at the Virginia State Bar.


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