What You Should Know About Virginia Workers’ Compensation

  • Who is covered by Virginia workers’ compensation?  
  • What compensation am I entitled to if I’m injured on the job?
  • Who chooses my doctor if I get hurt at work?  
  • What happens if my doctor releases me to light-duty work?

  • Am I entitled to pain and suffering for my workers’ comp claim?

What is this?  100% FREE information-packed booklet giving you important information about your Virginia workers’ compensation claim.

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Why should I trust this information?  The Ritchie Law Firm has been handling Virginia workers’ compensation claims for nearly 50 years and has obtained multi-million dollar recoveries for injured employees.*  The attorneys at the Ritchie Law Firm do NOT represent insurance companies and ONLY serve injured workers who don’t want to be cheated by insurance companies. 

Who is this booklet for?  The information in this booklet is for anyone who has been injured in a work-related injury in Virginia.  This booklet provides valuable information about the insurance claims process as well as how to keep the insurance company from taking advantage of you. 

Why is this important?  The insurance adjuster is NOT your friend.  Insurance adjusters are paid to deny or reduce the value of your claim.  That’s their job. 

If you get an adjuster on your Virginia workers’ compensation claim who does their job well, your claim will likely either be denied, you may experience a delay in receiving workers’ compensation benefit checks, or you will get a reduced value offer.  Adjusters often reduce the value of workers’ compensation claims by arguing that the injured worker has pre-existing conditions or other similar problems, claiming a failure to market residual capacity, or by asserting that the injured worker can return to work.

How Will I Know if I Need a Virginia Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?

There are only so many pages in this booklet, and no one resource can cover every possible question an injured worker might have.  The attorneys at the Ritchie Law Firm offer a free consultation to discuss your Virginia workers’ compensation claim.  You can ask the questions you need to have answered and there is no charge.  While this booklet is definitely a valuable resource, a free consultation with a Virginia workers’ compensation law firm will provide the most comprehensive answers to your questions.

What Do I Do If I Have Questions After Reading This Booklet?

Give us a call at the Ritchie Law Firm at 800-277-6124.  We serve clients throughout the state of Virginia.  We are happy to discuss your work injury claim with you and help answer your questions.  DON’T GET HURT TWICE!  Seek the advice of an attorney before you get cheated by the insurance company!


* Case results vary depending on the circumstances and severity of the injury.