Workplace Injuries

Virginia Workers’ Compensation is a no-fault system that provides medical care, wage replacement, and other benefits for workers injured on the job. In most cases, when employees are injured in the workplace, workers’ comp is the sole legal remedy. However, if your injuries were due to the negligence of someone other than your employer, you may have grounds for a third-party claim. 

Here’s an example: Imagine you worked for a bakery and suffered an injury in a car accident while delivering donuts to a customer. In this scenario, you could file a workers' comp claim against your employer and a third-party claim against the driver of the other vehicle. Third-party claims let injured workers pursue compensation for a broader range of damages, including physical pain and suffering, mental and emotional anguish, scarring or disfigurement, disability, and other intangible losses.  Find out how our Virginia personal injury lawyers can assist you.

Product Defects and Product Liability 

Product designers, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers have a responsibility to ensure that their products are safe and include appropriate warnings to prevent injury. Companies that fail at this task can face liability for injuries and damages resulting from dangerous or defective items. At The Mottley Law Firm, our accomplished attorneys help clients hold businesses accountable for harmful products. Injured? Talk to us about your case.

Dog Bites

Dog bites can cause substantial injuries requiring medical intervention. If you were bitten by a dog, you may be entitled to compensation from its owner. Virginia follows the “one bite” rule, which means you could potentially collect damages if the owner knew—or should have known—that their dog was dangerous. Proving that an owner had this knowledge—or should have—can be challenging. Our Virginia personal injury lawyers conduct a thorough investigation to determine whether the dog was involved in previous incidents. 

Slip, Trip, and Fall 

Property owners have a duty to maintain the safety of the premises or risk facing liability for resulting injuries and damages. Slippery floors, defective stairs, tripping hazards, and parking lot potholes are just a few of the many things that can lead to slips, trips, and falls

If you were seriously injured on someone else’s property, you may have grounds for a premises liability claim against the property’s owner. These claims are often a complex process, but our esteemed attorneys can help gather the evidence needed to build a strong case for damages.

Kevin W. Mottley
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Richmond, VA trial lawyer dedicated to handling brain injuries, car accidents and other serious injury claims