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When You’re At Fault for Richmond Workplace Injury

No-Fault Workers’ Compensation

If you were careless and suffered a workplace injury that was your fault, you still have a right to receive workers’ compensation. In Virginia, workers’ compensation is a no-fault system, meaning that employers carry these benefits to protect workers that become injured on the job. The employer is not deemed negligent for the injuries that occur at their work site. As long as you were doing something work-related when the workplace injury occurred, you most likely qualify for workers’ compensation benefits.

Exceptions to Workers’ Compensation Coverage

There are some exceptions where you may not be able to recover workers’ compensation benefits for a workplace injury:

  • Being under the influence of drugs or alcohol when the workplace injury occurred
  • Purposely violating workplace policies
  • Engaging in any activity that is against company rules

About the Author:

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.