If you are an employee, your only recourse is workers’ compensation. In Virginia, you must file a claim for benefits within 2 years from the date of accident or you are barred. There are exceptions, so you should talk to a Workers’ compensation attorney to find out if any may apply in your case.
Also, in Virginia, you can sue any “third” party whose negligence caused your injury such as the use of defective equipment or a vendor or client who is the cause of the injury. However, in Virginia, you have 2 years from the date of the accident to file a 3rd party claim. Also, Workers compensation insurance company has a lien on any personal injury judgments or settlements.
The best thing to do is call our offices and talk to us about your specific situation. We are here to help.