Workers' Compensation: Virginia
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Daniel O'Brien, Fisher Phillips.
- All Virginia employers that are covered by Virginia's workers' compensation regulations are required to post a specific notice in the workplace. See Notice Requirements.
- Most Virginia employers are required to provide workers' compensation insurance, depending on the number of individuals they employ. See Covered Employers.
- Most workers are covered by workers' compensation insurance, with some unique exceptions. See Covered Employees.
- On-the-job injuries and certain types of diseases that arise in the course of employment are covered by workers' compensation. See Compensable Injuries.
- Employers may not be liable for certain types of claims, depending on the facts and circumstances. See Employer Defenses to Workers' Compensation Claims.
- Workers' compensation pays for medical expenses of employees injured on the job. See Medical Benefits.
- Workers' compensation provides replacement wages according to a schedule based on average weekly wage. See Other Benefits.
- Individuals who are injured on the job must file a claim within two years of the accident. See Claims Procedure.
- Employers cannot retaliate in any way against an employee who files a claim. See Retaliation and Interference.
- Disputed claims are adjudicated through an appeals procedure. See Administrative Hearings and Court Proceedings.