WORKERS' COMPENSATION

The Virginia Workers' Compensation statute provides benefits to covered workers who are injured at work.  Under Workers' Compensation law, a worker is entitled to benefits if he or she suffers an injury by accident arising out of and in the course of their employment. The statutory program is administered by the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission.

 Workers' Compensation cases, unlike personal injury cases, do not require that the employee prove employer negligence.   In most cases, benefits are available regardless of the fault of the employer or employee, provided that the accidental injury was work related and the employee was not engaging in active misconduct.