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. Im mediately 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. Prom ptly give to the employer and to the Virginia Workers' Compensation 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 agreem ent with the em ployer in regard to comp ensation under the act, file application with the Commission for a hearing within tw o years of the date of accidental injury or first com m unication of the diagnosis of an occupational disease. 4. If m edical treatment is anticipated for more than two years from the date of the accident and no award has been entered, the em ployee should file a claim with the Commission within two years from the date of the accident. NOTE: The employer's report of accident is not the filing of a claim for the employee. The voluntary payment of wages or compensation during disability, or of medical expenses, does not affect the running of the time limitation for filing claims. An award based on a voluntary agreement must be entered or a claim filed within two years; one year in death cases. THE EMPLOYER SHOULD: 1. At the tim e of the accident, give the employee the nam es 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 Comm ission. 3. Accurately determine the employee's average w eekly wage, including overtime, meals, uniform s, etc. Questions may be answered by con tacting th e Comm ission. A boo klet explaining the Workers' Com pensation Act is available without cost from: THE VIRGINIA WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION 333 E. Fran klin St Richmond, Virginia 23219 1-877-664-2566 www.work comp.virginia.gov Every em ployer within the operation of the Virginia Work ers' Compensation Act MUST POST THIS NOTICE IN A CONSPICUOUS PLACE in his place of busin ess.
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 http://www.workcomp.virginia.gov/sites/default/files/documents/Employers-Workplace-Notice-Form-1_0.pdf , updated December 2017
- Virginia Labor Law Posters at http://www.vec.virginia.gov/employers/Required-Posters-for-Virginia-Employers
- Virginia Employment Commission
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