Are vacational students working in mines also entitled to compensation iif they get injured while on duty?

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Are vacational students working in mines also entitled to compensation iif they get injured while on duty?

As a mining engineering student,we are required to undergo some practical training during vacation. While on duty on an underground mine i got injured and had to be send to hospital. I was on medical leave for nearly two month but i never got compensated and now its been over two years.

Asked on June 18, 2009 under Personal Injury, Virginia

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

You need to go and see an attorney immediately for a consultation.  Your facts create some issue as to your status in the mine accident but of most concern is Virginia's Statute of Limitations of 2 years for personal injury actions.  Consultation with an attorney should be free.  They may be able to help get you compensation from other sources.  You can check here at attorneypages.com for starters. Good luck.


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