How Much Time Do I Have to File a Claim With the Virginia Workers Compensation Commission?

Jul 8, 2024 | Blog

Filing a workers’ compensation claim in Virginia promptly is crucial to securing the benefits you deserve. Understanding the deadlines and the process can help you avoid losing your right to compensation. In this video, Geoff McDonald & Associates explain how much time you have to file a claim with the Workers’ Compensation Commission and the steps you need to take to ensure your claim is filed on time.

By the end of the video, viewers will understand the time limits for filing a workers’ compensation claim, the steps to take to ensure timely filing, and the importance of seeking legal advice if they have any doubts.

Contact a Virginia Workers’ Compensation Attorney

If you’ve been injured at work and need to file a workers’ compensation claim, contact Geoff McDonald & Associates at 804-203-0678 for a free consultation. Our experienced attorneys can help you navigate the process and ensure your claim is filed on time.

Workers’ Compensation FAQ

  • What is the statute of limitations for filing a workers’ compensation claim? The statute of limitations varies by state but typically ranges from one to two years from the date of the injury or the date you became aware of the injury.
  • How long do I have to file a claim in Virginia? In Virginia, you generally have two years from the date of the injury to file a claim with the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission.
  • What if I don’t report my injury to my employer within 30 days? Failing to report your injury within 30 days can jeopardize your claim. It is crucial to notify your employer as soon as possible.
  • What steps should I take to file a workers’ compensation claim? Report your injury to your employer, seek medical attention, gather necessary documentation, and file a claim form with the Workers’ Compensation Commission within the specified time limit.
  • Can I get an extension on the filing deadline? There may be exceptions and extensions to the filing deadlines in certain circumstances. Consult with a workers’ compensation attorney to explore your options.

Geoff McDonald and Associates: 804-888-8888.


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