Report the injury
Virginia workers' compensation rules require the accident to be be reported in 30 days. But many employers require immediate reporting of injuries. If you don't want your injury challenged, report it right away. Fill out the accident report.
Report even trivial injuries
The injury may seem trivial. However, it may develop problems later on. So, report everything.
Don't delay going to a doctor
The longer one waits to go to a doctor the harder it is for the doctor to say your accident caused your injury.
Provide an accurate and consistent history of your injury
If you provide an accurate and consistent history of your accident ro your employer and doctors, there will be less chance of your claim being denied.
Consult an experienced Worker's Compensation lawyer
If you have a serious injury, you should consider consulting an experienced Worker's Compensation lawyer as soon as possible. Also, if there is any indication your claim may be denied, you should consult a lawyer.