Workers' Compensation Attorney Protecting Virginia Workers
We are a full-service, hands-on injured workers' firm representing injured workers' across the Commonwealth of Virginia. Our offices are located in Roanoke and Bedford, but we represent individuals from all over. My law office will help you with all stages of your work related injury from beginning through possible settlement of your claim. We make sure the insurance company does not take advantage of you and make sure you get the benefits you need and deserve. If you are injured or become ill at your workplace or a work-related activity, you are probably eligible for workers' compensation benefits. Remember, when you get hurt at work, the insurance company is usually NOT like a good neighbor and you are NOT in good hands. You're health and well being is not their primary concern. It IS our concern.
As an experienced workers' compensation attorney, I assist workers in receiving fair compensation for injuries and illnesses sustained in the workplace. I help workers obtain and keep coverage for their workers' compensation claims, including:
Lifetime Medical Awards and Wage Awards
Settlements & Compensation for permanent disability
Dependents' recovery for worker's death
Lost wages or salary
Let us help you get the medical care, compensation, and treatment you need and deserve!
202 E. Main Street, P.O. BOX 507
22 Luck Avenue, Roanoke
Bedford VA 24523
540-586-5003, 434-266-1193, 877-
Law Office of Darren Shoen, PLLC
22 Luck Avenue
Workers' Compensation Attorney Protecting Virginia Workers
FREE CONSULTATIONS FOR WORKERS COMP MATTERS
Even if your medical bills have been paid and the insurance company seems to be treating you fairly, its is wise to seek free legal advice from an attorney regarding your injury. You may not be fully aware of what the law requires your employer to do if you are hurt on the job, or what benefits to which you may be entitled. Quite often the insurance company does not tell you, you have a limited time to file a claim in order to protect your rights under the law. DO NOT rely on the adjuster or the insurance carrier to "do the right thing." I can assist you in successfully maneuvering through the complex bureaucratic process of filing a claim with the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission. If you are injured or become ill at your workplace or a work-related activity, call me for a consultation at no cost to you. That's right, FREE. I can help. You may be entitled to benefits even in the absence of your employer's fault or negligence.
As an experienced workers' compensation attorney, I assist workers in receiving fair compensation for injuries and illnesses sustained in the workplace. I help workers obtain coverage for their workers' compensation claims, including:
-Lifetime Medical Awards
-Compensation for permanent disability
-Dependents' recovery for worker's death
-Lost wages or salary
For additional information, visit the Virginia Workers' Comp Commission. Benefits to which you may be entitled, include:
-Total wages while out of work
-Partial wages while out of work
-Payment for permanent or partial disability
-Payment for total or partial loss of use of certain body parts
-Settlement of claims
-Medical benefits and payment for treatment
-Help regaining employment
-Payment for mileage to and from medical providers
-Cost of living increases
Don't be fooled by the insurance company.
They do not work for you. They are not on your side, they are not like a good neighbor.....you get the picture. Employees injured on the job often believe that if they are denied benefits by their employer's insurance carrier, there is nothing they can do and often "give up". Did I mention I give FREE CONSULTATIONS? . I can assist you in successfully maneuvering through the complex bureaucratic process of forcing the workers' comp insurance company to make sure your bills are paid and you are treated fairly.
I worked in manufacturing during college and before attending law school and have seen serious injuries. I saw first hand the damage that is caused to families and individuals due to work injures, medical bills and lost wages. I am very fortunate to be able to practice law in a way that allows me to help everyday people with very serious problems. I enjoy making insurance companies do the right thing. It is challenging, but very rewarding.
My prior work and life experience. In addition to my prior "blue collar" life, I worked as a defense lawyer in the office of the public defender. I have represented individuals upon very serious criminal charges, including murder, all the way through trial. I have always enjoyed fighting on behalf of regular people and the less fortunate. I fully understand that I am very fortunate to be allowed to practice law and that what I do has a direct impact on the lives of real people. Life is short, make it count. To whom much is given, much is expected.
Small, specialized, individual representation with a personal touch. Unlike many other firms, my clients get to spend time with me helping me to understand their issues and prepare their case. I am available for my clients.
Areas of practice
-Workers' compensation, personal injury, criminal and traffic, custody & visitation.
Admitted to practice
-Duquesne University School of Law, J.D., 1998
-University of Richmond School of Law
-Virginia Wesleyan College, B.A., History, 1993
-Palomar College, 1988-1991
Association and Links
Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission (http://www.vwc.state.va.us), Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (www.vacdl.org/), Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (www.vtla.com), Workers' Injury Law and Advocacy Group ( http://www.wilg.org), National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (www.nacdl.org), Virginia State Bar (www.vsb.org).
Duquesne University School of Law