Daniel E. Lynch


This article addresses the most significant developments in the law of workers' compensation since September 1997. The areas discussed consist of the following: (1) injury by accident claims; (2) occupational disease claims; (3) benefits and coverage under the Workers' Compensation Act; (4) panels of physicians; and (5) 1998 legislative changes affecting workers' compensation. Emphasis has been placed on the most important developments in this area of law with respect to decisions of the Supreme Court of Virginia and the Virginia Court of Appeals, as well as new legislation.