Brody Reid’s Five Keys to Virginia Workers’ Compensation

Reid Goodwin partner, Brody Reid, broke down the five most important steps of Virginia Worker’s Compensation. Utilizing these tips is essential to every claim, regardless of your injury.

  1. Report It: You must report your injury to your supervisor within 30 days. Written notification is preferred to prove it later.
  2. Be Specific: When reporting give the date, location, time, and exact thing you were doing when you first felt anything.
  3. File A Claim: A claim with the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission generally must be filed within two years of your specific injury.
  4. Seek Medical Treatment: Get checked out by a medical provider, be specific on how you were hurt and what hurts. Get a copy of any work restrictions/out of work notes. A panel of three doctors may be provided to select.
  5. Look For Work: If your employer will not take you back light duty, you must look for 5 jobs a week while out to be eligible for pay. Even if you are not yet fired.

If you or someone you know has suffered an injury while working on the job, contact Brody Reid or any of our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys at ReidGoodwin to assist you with your claim.