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Employers Must Notify Worker if Claim Is to Be Denied

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 | 192 | 0 | 79 min read

The Virginia legislature this year approved a law that requires the Workers' Compensation Commission to order employers to tell the worker, in a timely fashion, if they plan to accept or deny an injury claim. This week, the commission posted new rules in keeping with House Bill 46, which was signed into law in April. Beginning July 1, the commission will issue orders on all claims, requiring employers to notify workers within 30 days if the business intends to accept the claim, deny it, or if it needs more information. If the employer reports that it plans to deny the claim, it must...

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