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Welcome to the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission

*** Special Training Opportunity ***

Insurance Agent training on VA Workers’ Compensation at IIAV on April 24, 2014. Click here for information.


*** Special Notice ***

The civil penalty for an employer uninsured for workers’ compensation when required will increase significantly, up to a maximum of $50,000, effective July 1, 2014. For more information click here.


*** Save the Date ***

Adjuster's Seminar – September 16-17, 2014 - (Richmond Convention Center)
Attorney's Meeting – November 19, 2014 - (DoubleTree Hotel - Charlottesville, Virginia)


*** Special Notice ***

Effective February 10, 2014, the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Department and Mediation Scheduler have a new fax number: 804-823-6904.


*** Special Notice ***

Order Concerning Medical Records and Designations:
Click here to review the Order of the Commission Clarifying Commission Rules 2.2(B)(3) and 4.2. This Order concerns the filing of medical records and the requirements for medical records designations and is effective July 1, 2013.



The Commission is charged with administering Virginia's workers' compensation program, which applies to most employers doing business in Virginia and most employees working in Virginia.

We hope you find the information contained in this site helpful and informative. The Commission offers several online services, and we encourage you to take advantage of the benefits these services provide.

Our Mission

The mission of the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission is to strive for excellence by being an effective leader in providing public services by ethically administering our statutory duties and being responsive to the diverse needs of our customers.

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