I sustained an injury on-the-job, but after that, I was fired. Can I still get workers compensation?

Answer: If you are still unable to work due to your work injury, and your doctor substantiates this by way of a clear record and doctor’s note still holding you completely out of all work, the answer is probably yes.

If, on the other hand, you are released to some kind of work by your doctors, under Virginia law, it is much harder to obtain compensation for you once you have been fired. The employer will claim that the only reason you are not working or unable to get a job is because you were fired for misconduct.