Help from the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission

Commission Services for Injured Workers
Employees who suffer on-the-job injuries and diseases may be eligible for benefits under the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act. If injured, you should (1) report your injury to your employer immediately; and (2) file a claim with the Commission no later than two years after the accident. You should take similar immediate action if you are diagnosed with a work-related disease.

Your employer is required to file a report of the accident or disease with the Commission within ten days. Once this occurs, you will receive additional information from the Commission, as well as a file number. You will also receive a “PIN” letter, which will allow you to have online access to your file. You can then file a claim with the Commission online.

If your employer fails to report the accident to the Commission, you should file a claim directly with the Commission to alert us of the accident and protect your rights. You may file the claim on paper or online. Please contact the Commission for assistance


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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.