Category Archives: Workplace Injuries

Employer Obligations After a Work Accident

Did you know an employer in Virginia has the duty to provide a panel of physicians to an injured employee? Surprisingly, many employers do not know of this requirement. The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act provides that employers shall provide injured employees with a panel of physicians from which to select a treating physician. A panel of physicians must be provided within a reasonable time after a work accident, otherwise the employee may seek treatment from a physician of his or her own choice. The appropriate time in which a panel may be furnished varies from case to case depending upon …