The Virginia Workers' Compensation Act provides compensation for employees injured by accident or as a result of occupational disease. An employee who claims an "injury by accident" need not show negligence or fault on the employer's part, but only that the injury was caused by an accident "arising out of and in the course of the employment."
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Section 65.1-7 of the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act: Do Recent Virginia Supreme Court Decisions Leave the Claimant in No-Man's Land?,
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