Viginia Workers Compensation Commission stresses that it is your decision to hire a lawyer

Do I need a lawyer?

You are not required to have a lawyer and can represent yourself. The employer/carrier must be represented by a lawyer. It is your decision whether to hire an attorney. However, you will be at a disadvantage without legal representation.

An attorney is the only person allowed to charge a fee to represent you. Attorneys’ fees are set by the Commission, and are deducted from the award if you win.


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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.