ED Magedson – Founder
Virginia Worker's Compensation Commission1000 DMV Drive Richmond, Virginia USA
Virginia Worker's Compensation Commission Injured on job, employer not required to pay Richmond Virginia
In my experience, the Virginia Worker's Compensation Commission, along with the court system where my case was heard, the Spotsylvania County Court, DO NOT protect workers from on-the-job injury. I was injured at work, while on duty. I fell during the course of my shift onto the very hard floor located at my job site and as a result was severely injured to my face and knees. I was urged by the employer to go to the ER immediately, and I did. I got a $1500 hospital bill, and submitted it to the employer who refused to pay, even though I was injured while on duty at their place of employment and had I not been I would not have been injured. I filed a case through Virginia Worker's Compensation Commission, who scheduled a hearing at the Spotsylvania County Courthouse. The hearing took place, and even though I proved I was in fact injured and was in fact at work and working, and I proved the condition of the flooring, my case was dismissed. It costs a $500 bond plus another fee to appeal, which I cannot afford. This is hardly adequate protection or legal recourse for suffering, injured workers. Clearly, the Virginia Compensation Commission and Spotsylvania County Court have a bias in favor of employers, and workers be warned, you are working at your own risk!!! Do not expect the employer to be held accountable for your at-work injuries!
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/11/2013 01:23 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/virginia-workers-compensation-commission/richmond-virginia/virginia-workers-compensation-commission-injured-on-job-employer-not-required-to-pay-ri-1066269. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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