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Giving a Voice to the Injured

Alexandria Workers' Compensation Lawyer

Millions Recovered for Our Clients Across Virginia

Have you recently suffered a serious injury at work? Is your employer's insurance company making it difficult to receive the money or medical care you need? At The Barrera Law Firm, PLLC, our firm's founder, Attorney Daniel Barrera, has helped thousands of injured workers like you obtain the benefits they deserve.

The Virginia workers' compensation system is designed to protect you in the event of an on-the-job accident, injury, or illness. Unfortunately, workers sometimes experience unfair treatment and insufficient settlements. Our team is prepared to help you fight for the full compensation to which you are entitled.

You only have two years to file a claim after an accident or the discovery of an occupational illness! Request a consultation today at (571) 290-2390.

What Can The Barrera Law Firm Do for You?

With 75 years of combined legal experience to our name, we have an in-depth knowledge of this area of the law. We have experience in dealing with insurance companies and will fight to receive the compensation you need to move forward after a work accident.

It is not worth the risk to go at it alone knowing that the insurance company has lawyers advising it behind the scenes.

How Long Do I Have To File a Virginia Workers' Compensation Claim?

Generally, you have two years to file a claim. There are circumstances where the statute of limitations might be extended, in which case, you had better speak with an experienced workers' compensation lawyer.

What If My Claim Was Denied?

Has your employer or its insurance company denied your workers' compensation claim? If so, don't give up hope. We can take a look at your denied claim and help you file an appeal in an appropriate and timely manner. Our goal is to help you obtain the peace of mind you need throughout the recovery process.

Learn more about your rights & options as an injured worker on our Common Questions page!

Recover the Benefits You Deserve for Your Injuries

Our workers' compensation attorneys in Alexandria have handled cases involving amputations, paralysis, traumatic brain injuries, herniated discs, loss of vision and hearing, arm and shoulder injuries, fractures, knee derangements, and ankle injuries. We have also assisted surviving family members in filing a wrongful death claim when their loved one died tragically while working.

With our help, you may be eligible to receive the following benefits:

  • Temporary wage replacement - You are entitled to two-thirds of your gross average weekly wages (to a set maximum limit) once you've been unable to work for seven days. If able to return to work at a lower wage, you are entitled to two-thirds of the difference between current and previous wages.
  • Lifetime medical benefits - You are entitled to medical care to treat your injury or illness as long as it is deemed medically necessary. Your employer gets some power in determining your physician.
  • Permanent partial impairment - You may be eligible for separate compensation if you have suffered the loss of the use of a specific body part/sense, such as the use of a foot or hand, or the loss of vision or hearing.
  • Permanent total disability - Lifetime wage replacement benefits may be available if you suffered tremendous physical loss (the loss of both eyes, the loss of a hand and a foot) in a single work accident. The benefits also may be available if you suffered a traumatic brain injury.
  • Death benefits - You may be eligible for wage benefits and funeral expenses (up to $11,000) if you lost a spouse in a workplace accident. Dependent children also may file for death benefits.
  • Cost of living increase - If you are receiving temporary total, permanent total, or death benefits, you must request a cost of living increase - it is not automatically available.

Do I Need To Hire A Lawyer For My Workers' Compensation Claim?

Here's what the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission has to say about that:

You are not required to have a lawyer and can represent yourself. The employer / carrier must be represented by a lawyer. It is your decision whether to hire an attorney. However, you will be at a disadvantage without legal representation. Why anyone would want to enter a legal proceeding at a disadvantage does not make a lot of sense. You are much better off hiring someone who knows what he or she is doing. Protect your rights so you're not losing your case just because you were unaware of a deadline or legal intricacy.

Don't Wait to Get Help Today

Virginia workers' compensation laws were written to help injured workers without the need of going through the court system. Unfortunately, businesses and their workers' comp insurance companies can make obtaining the help you deserve more difficult than it should be.

There are thousands of dollars at stake - our Alexandria workers' compensation attorneys can help you fight for every last benefit owed to you and your family, whether you live in Virginia, Maryland, or Washington D.C.

Contact us today to learn more about how our Virginia workers' compensation lawyers can be of assistance to you during a free consultation.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

  • “Mr. Barrera was very honest with me about my claim and patiently explained everything.”


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  • “Bravo! Very professional!”
  • “I cannot say it enough how happy and grateful we are. The work that you guys do is truly amazing.”

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  • “Estoy satisfecha con el resultado de mi caso”

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  • “Great and awesome service by Barrera Law firm”

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  • “To come across someone so honest, hard working and fair is (too) rare, but Jose is that guy.”

    John and Larissa Snyder

  • “Mr. Barrera and his staff are highly professional”


  • “Everything went so smooth from start to finish.”

    Patricia C.

  • “Thorough and with our best interests in mind”

    Beatriz Correa & Israel Lopez

  • “Janett is an excellent worker!”

    Luis Obando

  • “Upon his initial consultation, I felt reassured that I was making the right choice when it came to choosing counsel...”


  • “I couldn't be happier! The people here are awesome and would recommend them to anybody that needs a great lawyer.”

    Lee K.

  • “Mr. Barrera was a terrific help in getting a great settlement in my auto accident case.”


  • “Son muy buenos”

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Why Choose The Barrera Law Firm, PLLC?

  • Over 75 Years of Combined Legal Experience
  • $75 Million in Recoveries for Clients
  • Client-Centered, Hands-On Approach
  • Bilingual Staff & Attorneys
  • Over 100 Cases Taken to Trial
  • Complimentary Case Consultations
  • Available to You 24/7
  • Licensed in Virginia, Maryland, & DC