Workers' Compensation Notice for the Commonwealth of Virginia Poster Required
The Workers' Compensation Notice for the Commonwealth of Virginia is a labor law posters poster by the Virginia Employment Commission. This is a mandatory posting for all employers in Virginia, and businesses who fail to comply may be subject to fines or sanctions.
The "Workers' Compensation Notice" (VWC 1) advises employees and employers of their rights and responsibilities under the Workers' Compensation Law in case of injury or occupational disease. The notice must be posted by every employer subject to the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act.
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Form VWC1 WORKERS' COMPENSATION NOTICE \ The employees of this business are covered by the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act. In case of injury by accident or notice of an occupational disease: THE EMPLOYEE SHOULD: 1. Immediately give notice to the employer, in writing, of the injury or occupational disease and the date of accident or notice of the occupational disease. 2. Promptly give to the employer and to the Virginia Workers' Com pensation Commission notice of any claim for compensation for the period of disability beyond the seventh day after the accident. In case of fatal injuries, notice m ust be given by one or more depende nts of the deceased or by a person in their behalf. 3. In case of failure to reach an agreement with th e employ er in regard to compensation under the act, file application with the Commission for a hearing within tw o years of the date of accidental injury or first com munication of the diagnosis of an occupational disease. 4. If medical treatment is anticipated for more than two years from the date of the accident and no award has been entered, the em ploy ee should file a claim with the Commission within two years from the date of the accident. NOTE: Th e employer's report of accident is not the filin g of a claim for the employee. THE EMPLOYER SHOULD: 1. At the time of the accident, give the employee the names of at least three physicians from which the em ployee may select the treating phy sician. 2. Report the injury to the Commission through your carrier or directly to the Commission. 3. Accurately determine the employee's average w eekly wage, including overtim e, meals, uniforms, etc. Questions may be answered by con tacting the Commission. A booklet explaining the Workers' Com p ensation Act is available without cost from: THE VIRGINIA WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION 333 E. Franklin St Richmond, Virginia 232 19 1-877-664-2566 www.workcomp.virginia.gov Every em ployer within the operation of the Virginia Workers' Com p ensation Act MUST POST THIS NOTICE IN A CONSPICUOUS PLACE in his place of business.
Other Virginia Labor Law Posters 4 PDFS
There are an additional five optional and mandatory Virginia labor law posters that may be relevant to your business. Be sure to also print all relevant state labor law posters, as well as all mandatory federal labor law posters.
- Original poster PDF https://workcomp.virginia.gov/sites/default/files/documents/Employers-Workplace-Notice-Form-1.pdf , updated June 2023
- Virginia Labor Law Posters at http://www.vec.virginia.gov/employers/Required-Posters-for-Virginia-Employers
- Virginia Employment Commission
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