Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ Compensation Practice Group at McCandlish Holton defends workers’ compensation claims in all areas of Virginia from initial investigation to the trial and appellate levels of litigation. 

Our experienced team provides innovative legal strategies tailored to the needs of your claims.  We carefully balance aggressive advocacy with skilled diplomacy to successfully resolve claims. 

We are committed to offering early case evaluation, outstanding client communication,  and cost-effective solutions. 

We work with:

  • Employers
  • Insurance carriers
  • Self-insureds
  • Third-party administrators

Our team handles workers' compensation cases from the Deputy Commissioner level all the way to the Supreme Court of Virginia. 

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Our firm has a wealth of experience with many areas of law that interact with workers' compensation, such as employmentgeneral liability, coverage, and products liability


JOIN US for the 21st Annual McCandlish Workers’ Compensation Seminar Coming in Fall 2022

A full day of programming and FREE CE/CEUs covering the most timely issues in Virginia workers’ compensation. Claims professionals, adjusters, agents, risk managers, and nurse case managers are welcome to convene in Richmond, Virginia or attend remotely. 2022 date to be announced.


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COVID-19 Legal Resources | We’re Here For You

Coronavirus & Comp Updates

Articles and news from our workers' compensation practice group related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

FAQ's Answered by the ALFA International COVID-19 Workers’ Compensation Quick Reference Guidebook

COVID-19 Response TEAM Leader - Workers’ Compensation

For expertise specific to your company’s workers’ compensation liability, contact Amanda Tapsott Belliveau.


2019 Study of Virginia Workers’ Compensation System Complete

Read our summary of what you must know about the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee’s report published on December 16, 2019 about the Virginia Workers' Compensation system, with a special focus on disease presumption. 

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