Does Workers’ Compensation cover all Richmond employees?

Workers’ Compensation laws are complicated and may vary from one state to the next. Fully understanding your rights as an employee may be difficult, which is why some choose to consult with a Richmond Workers’ Comp attorney.

One of the false assumptions made regarding Workers’ Compensation is that all workers are covered. Although this may depend on the state you in which you reside, the number of employees who work at a company may determine if Workers’ Comp is required.

In the state of Virginia, any employer who has three or more full- or part-time workers must provide Workers’ Compensation insurance. Companies who have less than three employees may voluntarily provide Workers’ Compensation.

Another factor that will impact whether compensation is mandatory is the type of business category a company falls under. Certain businesses may be excluded. 

Certain types of workers may not qualify for Workers’ Compensation, including: 

  • farm workers,
  • seasonal workers, andDo I Qualify
  • domestic employees.

Workers’ Compensation laws are important and are meant to protect those who are eligible. Workers’ Comp laws began in the early part of the 20th century to improve safety standards, but also to provide medical coverage and other benefits. If your rights have been violated, you may wish to speak with an attorney.

Contact a Richmond Worker’s Comp Attorney about Your Claim

Contact the Injured Workers Law Firm for help with your claim. In addition, you may find our free book, the Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia, helpful when preparing a claim. Call our law office today for a free consultation – 877-755-7744 or 804-755-7755.

2016-10-30T13:42:59+00:00

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.