Links to the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Law

Posted on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 at 2:00 pm    

Injured Workers can find a lot of useful information on the state Worker’s Compensation Site. One useful link is as follows: http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title65.2/

This link provides the various sections of the state workers’ compensation law. Your Virginia injured worker lawyer understands the law and what each section means for you. It is best to review your case with an experienced Virginia Workers’ Compensation attorney.

The main sections of the law are listed below:

Chapter 1

Definitions and General Provisions

Chapter 2

Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission

Chapter 3

Application and Effect of Title

Chapter 4

Occupational Diseases

Chapter 5

Compensation and Payment Thereof

Chapter 6

Notice of Accident; Filing Claims; Medical Attention and Examination

Chapter 7

Procedure in Connection with Awards

Chapter 8

Insurance and Self-Insurance

Chapter 9

Reports and Records

Chapter 10

Administrative Fund and Tax Therefor

Chapter 11

Second Injury Fund

Chapter 12

Uninsured Employer’s Fund

Chapter 13

Peer Review of Medical Costs

Speak with an experienced Virginia Workers’ Compensation attorney today

Attorney Joe Miller has been helping workers injured in Virginia and North Carolina for over 25 years. He has helped thousands of clients get justice from the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission and your employer. Joe Miller understands the arguments employers and insurance companies make to try to deny or limit your benefits. He fights to get workers all the money they deserve. Phone lawyer Joe Miller today at 888-694-1671 to discuss your case or fill out his online contact form.

What Does the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission Do?

Posted on Friday, December 18th, 2015 at 2:00 pm    

The main duty of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission (VWCC) is to carry out the requirements of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act. The Act provides protection for employees who are injured while working or who suffer an occupational illness. The Commission makes sure that employers properly provide this protection through workers’ compensation insurance or self-insurance. The VWCC also establishes procedures for filing claims and judging claims.

According to its website, the core values of the Commission are:

  • Innovation – “Introducing or using new ideas or methods, in order to better serve our customers.”
  • Respect – “Marked by or showing respect or reverence at all times.”
  • Accountability – “Required to explain actions or decisions.”
  • Reliability – .”Consistently able to be trusted to do or provide what is needed.”
  • Impartiality – .”Treating all people and groups equally.”
  • Integrity – “The quality of being honest and objective; conduct that is of the highest moral character.”
  • Effectiveness – “Successful in producing a desired or intended result.”

The VWCC currently has three Full Commissioners who are picked by the General Assembly. These three Commissioners serve for six year terms. There is also an Executive Director who serves for a three year term. The Executive Director is also a Commissioner.

The current Executive Director, as of November, 2015, is Wesley G. Marshall. The other two Commissioners are R. Ferrell Newman and Roger L. Williams.

Virginia Injured Worker’s Lawyer Joe Miller Understands the State Worker’s Compensation Act

Virginia lawyer Joe Miller has helped thousands of injured workers for more than 25 years. He knows how to fight for Strong Justice. SM

You may have a significant recovery coming your way. Make the call to attorney Joe Miller today at 888-694-1671 or complete my online contact form on our website.