Who Qualifies as an Employer In Virginia?

Employers in Virginia include someone or some entity that uses the service of another for pay. Also, there may be additional considerations, such as how many people work for the employer, that can affect the legal definition of an employer. But if you were in an accident while working, any of the following might qualify as an “Employer” in Virginia – meaning that you—as his or her employee– may be able to collect workers’ compensation benefits. An experienced workers’ compensation lawyer can help you determine if you qualify for workers’ compensation benefits and if your boss is an “employer.”

Types of Employers

  • An individual
  • A firm
  • An association
  • A corporation
  • The Commonwealth of Virginia or a political subdivision of the Commonwealth – such as a county
  • A trustee or receiver or legal representative of an employer
  • Any volunteer fire company or volunteer lifesaving or rescue squad electing to be included and maintaining coverage as an employer under this title.

Discuss Your Case with a Norfolk Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

No matter the type of employer, if you’ve been hurt on the job, you need an experienced Norfolk lawyer fighting for you. Attorney Joe Miller at Joe Miller Law, Ltd., will use his quarter century of experience to help you get your medical bills paid and get you the compensation you need so that you can take care of yourself and your family while you heal. Learn more about what he can do for you by calling (888) 694-1671 today.