Injured Workers Law Firm

About Injured Workers Law Firm

The Injured Workers Law Firm is a Richmond, Virginia based firm solely focused on serving clients with workers' compensation claims in Virginia. If you have questions about your benefits or if you would like more information on the Virginia Workers’ Compensation system, order our book, “The Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia” , or call our office today (804) 755-7755.



I get several calls a week from injured workers wanting to know who makes these harsh workers compensation laws and who they can contact about this. The workers compensation laws of Virginia are made by your elected officials at the General Assembly. To find out who your elected official is, visit the General Assembly website [...]

Pro Se Injured Workers Are At Risk


What is a pro se injured worker? A pro se injured worker is an injured worker dealing with the workers compensation court process on their own without the assistance of an attorney. I read an article the other day that estimates that 40% or more of the injured workers in Virginia are not represented by [...]

The struggles injured workers face


I read another article by the Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG) the other day about the struggles injured workers face.  It mentioned a study done in Virginia of injured workers who have dealt with the workers compensation system. Many severely injured workers were contacted approximately 3 years after their work accident and were [...]

Check Out This Press Release About Our Superstar Team Member, Lorraine B. D’Angelo, Esq.!


Check out the latest press release from highlighting Virginia workers compensation lawyer, Lorraine B. D'Angelo.  We are so happy to have Ms. D'Angelo as a team member here at Injured Workers' Law Firm! Here is a little preview from the article: "I prefer representing the injured worker because the injured worker tends to be less [...]

What is an IME? It’s not a second opinion!


An IME (Independent Medical Exam) is not a second opinion! My office often gets panicked phone calls because an injured worker received a notice in the mail of an IME. They are very confused about what is going on. The workers compensation insurance company is allowed to order an IME (or 2 or even 3) [...]

The Doctor Ordered a Functional Capacity Exam But I Need More Treatment. Should I Go To The Exam?


If your doctor orders you to have a Functional Capacity Exam but you feel you need more treatment, should you go? This is a confusing thing for injured workers.  The answer is YES!!! You absolutely should go. The Functional Capacity Exam (FCE for short) is an exam that measures the extent of your injury(ies) stemming from [...]

What Is an Intake Paralegal and Why Do I Need to Speak With Her?


Sometimes folks get a little frustrated when they call an attorney’s office and can’t speak to the attorney right away, so I wanted to let you all in on the inner workings of my office and how my IWLF team operates!  I have an Intake Paralegal, Sheena, who is specially trained to help folks who [...]

Is the Adjuster Ignoring Your Phone Calls? Try Email!


One of the biggest gripes injured workers have is that they can never get in touch with their workers compensation insurance adjuster and days or weeks go by with no response. We here at Injured Workers Law Firm know all about this. Adjusters are hard to get in touch with for a reason – maybe [...]

The Virginia Workers Compensation Commission is Going Paperless as of 6/26/15


The Virginia Workers Compensation Commission (VWC) is switching to an all paperless system as of 6/26/15. For those of you who use the WebFile feature on their website, this should be a very smooth transition for you. If you are not familiar with WebFile, it’s a portal on the Commission's website ( that lets you [...]