Workers’ Compensation

19th Annual Virginia Workers’ Compensation Seminar is on October 14, 2020!


Join us virtually on October 14, 2020 for the premier workers’ compensation event in the Mid-Atlantic Region presented via webcast from Richmond, Virginia. 

We are happy to provide you with the same high-quality programming to which you have become accustomed, with the ability to attend from the safety and comfort of your own home or office.


Our Annual seminar features a full day of timely and useful information. It includes free CE/CEU’s for adjusters, risk managers, employers, nurse case managers, and brokers.

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News & Updates From The Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission (VWC)

The VWC is Still Accepting Filings.

08/07/2020 - VWC Commission Issues Order Regarding Evidentiary Hearings During the COVID-19 Pandemic [Download Order]

04/20/2020 - VWC Commission Headquarters Will Reopen April 21st, 2020

04/07/2020-VWC Commission Headquarters Closed Until Further Notice

04/06/2020-Special Order to Conduct Evidentiary Hearings via Video Conference

[Download Order]

03/27/2020 - All Commission Regional Offices Will be Closed Until Further Notice

03/26/2020 - Update to Commission Rule 1.7(C)(3)

03/25/2020 - In-Person Mediations and Hearings Cancelled through April 30th


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.

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

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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