I get calls from workers that were injured at work because they were fighting with someone at work.
Sadly, I have to tell these folks that, in most cases, their injuries sustained from fighting are NOT going to be covered by Virginia workers’ compensation insurance benefits. For Virginia workers’ compensation benefits to apply, the person injured must be injured doing something related to their job (within the course and scope of their employment) and this typically does not include fighting.
I know not all situations are this cut and dry so, if you are unsure if your situation meets the requirement in Virginia to receive workers’ compensation benefits, contact an experienced attorney who can shed some light on your circumstances.
If you have questions about your benefits or if you would like more information on the Virginia Workers’ Compensation system, order my book, “The Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia” by clicking this link, or call our office today (804) 755-7755.