Daniel E. Lynch


There have been significant developments in the law of workers' compensation since 1995, when the Annual Survey of Virginia Law last included this topic. The past two years have seen many changes in Virginia workers' compensation through legislation by the General Assembly and by Virginia appellate court decisions. This article focuses on some of the most significant developments with respect to (I) occupational disease claims, (II) injury by accident claims, (III) benefits and coverage under the Workers' Compensation Act, (IV) third party claims, (V) the termination of wage benefits, and (VI) new legislation affecting workers' compensation.