Virginia Workers’ Compensation Glossary – Definitions Starting with U and V

Posted on Monday, May 23rd, 2016 at 2:00 pm    

Uninsured Employer’s Fund (UEF): If the employer does not have proper worker’s compensation insurance, this fund, maintained by the Commonwealth of Virginia, is used to pay injured and ill workers. Note that these cases always go to hearing, but this is a remedy that is available to you.

 

Venue: The place where the hearing takes place. It is usually the city or county where accident happened. The Virginia commission may shift the venue sometimes to a differ location in an adjacent county.

 

Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act (Code Section 65.2):The Virginia Workers’

Compensation Act (“the Act”) was enacted on March 21, 1918, and became effective on January 1, 1919. The Act was intended to provide a comprehensive benefit structure for injured workers.

 

It provides wage loss benefits as well as reimbursement for medical expenses related to the compensable injury. The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission administers the provisions of the Act generally, and acts as an adjudicator where a dispute arises between the parties as to workers’ rights or employers’ obligations.”

 

Vocational Rehabilitation: Some workers may be awarded vocational rehabilitation evaluation, counseling, work development, training, education and placement services – if they cannot return to their prior job. Be sure to ask an experienced Virginia workers’ compensation lawyer if you are entitled to vocational rehabilitation and also be sure to WATCH OUT—these folks are not always what they seem!

 

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