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