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Virginia Injured Employee Workers Compensation Benefits

Workers compensation employee benefit information for the State of Virginia

Virginia Workers Compensation Medical Benefits -

  • Medical benefits for injured Virginia workers are paid without regard to length of disability or amount of cost.

Who Chooses the Physician for Injured Workers in Virginia -

  • The injured Virginia worker chooses the doctor from a list provided to them by the employer, which may include a chiropractor.

Virginia Workers Compensation Disability Benefits -

  • Temporary Total Disability (TTD) Benefits:
    • There is a seven-day waiting period before benefits can be paid. If they are out of work for more than 21 days, they will receive compensation even for the first seven days.
    • An injured worker's wage paid is 66 2/3%.
    • The weekly payment minimum is $210.25, 25% of the Virginia state average weekly wage or the injured workers actualwage if it is less.
    • The weekly maximum is $841, 100% of the Virginia state average weekly wage.
    • Maximum period of payments is 500 weeks.
    • Note:
      • Current Virginia state average weekly wage is: $841

  • Permanent Total Disability (PTD) Benefits:
    • An injured worker's wage paid is 66 2/3%.
    • The weekly payment minimum is $210.25, 25% of the Virginia state average weekly wage or the injured workers actualwage if it is less.
    • The weekly maximum is $841, 100% of the Virginia state average weekly wage.
    • Maximum period of payments is for the length of the disability.

  • Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) Benefits:
    • An injured worker's wage paid is 66 2/3%.
    • The weekly payment minimum is $210.25, 25% of the Virginia state average weekly wage or the injured workers actualwage if it is less.
    • The weekly maximum is $841, 100% of the Virginia state average weekly wage.
    • Note:
      • Non-scheduled injuries have a maximum period of payments of 500 weeks.
      • Non-scheduled injuries maximum amount is $420,500.
      • Payment period may be extended if the worker remains disabled within a year of final payment.


  • Virginia Workers Death/Dependency Benefits -

    • Virginia rules allow benefits to be paid to a surviving spouse, children under 18, children under 23 enrolled full time in an accredited educational institution, parents in destitute circumstances or other qualifying dependents may be entitled to wage loss benefits.
    • Death benefits include funeral expenses not to exceed $10,000 and transportation cost of $1,000.


    Virginia workers Compensation Attorney Fees -

    • An injured Virginia worker is not required to have a lawyer and can represent themselves. The employer/carrier must be represented by a lawyer. It is the injured workers decision whether to hire an attorney.
    • An attorney is the only person allowed to charge a fee to represent an injured worker. Attorneys' fees are set by the Commission, and are deducted from the award.

    More specific workers compensation employee benefit information for this state can be found by following the link below. It will take you directly to the state web page containing employee's workers compensation rights and benefits:

    http://www.vwc.state.va.us/employees_guide.htm#benefits



    Important Notice Please Read: All information on this page is provided only as a reference. While we strive to mantain accurate information on this site please realize workers compensation laws are complicated and subject to change at any time. If you need help with a workers compensation problem or have a specific situation or question please contact our office. Otherwise please consult your states governing authority or an attorney in your state of residency for assistance.


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