If I'm receiving workers' compensation benefits, can I ever lose those benefits?

Yes, you can lose your benefits, or even have your benefits terminated. The Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission may suspend or terminate your benefits if you:

  • Refuse to cooperate with vocational rehabilitation
  • Refuse "reasonable" medical treatment
  • Go back to full duty work
  • Become incarcerated 
  • Collect 500 weeks of disability payments
  • Receive a lump sum settlement
Randall E. Appleton
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Va Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake & all of Virginia