What are Wage Replacement Benefits in Virginia?

Posted on Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 at 2:00 pm    

Employees who are injured while working in Virginia are entitled to compensation if they cannot work due to a workplace accident of illness.

During the time the work spends on getting healthy, the worker who qualifies for benefits receives 2/3rds of the gross weekly wage up to 500 weeks. There are a few exceptions to this rule:

  • Workers do not get paid lost wages for the first week/7 days unless they are unable to work for three weeks.
  • Workers with a permanent total disability get their wages for life. There are limited categories for these injuries.
  • Workers with a permanent partial disability get their wages for a predetermined number of weeks depending on the type of disability they have and the percentage of impairment assigned.
  • Workers who return to regular work at a light duty job may get less pay. This type of worker get 2’3 of the difference between their pre-injury pay and their post-injury pay. This is known as temporary partial disability or TPD.

When workers reach their maximum medical improvement, an overall settlement of their wages and projected future medical expenses may be a possibility.


Strong Representation for Injured Workers in Virginia

Workers’ compensation lawyer Joe Miller has been helped thousands of Virginia workers get the benefits they deserve. He has been helping injured workers for over 25 years file their claims and prepare their cases for hearing. He negotiates fair settlements before mediators and works to maximize your benefits. He fights to get the right classification of your disability. Make the call today to Joe Miller at 888-694-1671 and ask for Joe Miller, or email jmiller@joemillerinjurylaw.com.