What is the National Commission on Workers’ Compensation Act of 2011?

The National Commission on Workers’ Compensation Act of 2011 is a bill sponsored by California Representative Joe Baca in Congress. If you were injured at work and need to file a claim, contact a workers’ compensation attorney in Richmond, VA to protect your rights immediately.

The purpose of this bill is to establish a National Commission that will review the previous commission’s finding and recommendations as well as examine and evaluate the states’ current workers’ compensation laws to determine if they provide adequate protection to workers as well as if there are any other solutions that should be made available for medical care and payment of benefits.

In 1972, a National Commission was created to analyze workers’ comp benefits. After conducting research, they found that the states’ laws regarding workers’ compensation were unfair and inadequate. Since this time, there has not been another commission created to determine whether these benefits have evolved with the times or been changed to protect employees.

At the current time, the National Commission on Workers’ Compensation Act of 2011 bill has been introduced and referred to the committee but has not moved any further. 

Contact a Workers’ Compensation Attorney in Richmond, VA

If you have recently sustained injuries in a work-related accident, understanding your rights is extremely important. The laws surrounding work injury claims can be difficult for many people, so enlisting the help of a workers’ compensation attorney in Richmond, VA is strongly recommended.

The attorneys at the Injured Workers Law Firm are committed to keeping up-to-date on developments to workers’ comp laws in an effort to provide the best possible representation to their clients. To give yourself a primer on workers’ compensation that is easy to read, check out our Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia. For information on your claim, please contact our law office today at 804-755-7755 or 877-755-7744.

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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.