Out-of-State Injuries

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My employer is based in Virginia, and I was hired in Virginia.  However, I was working on an assignment in another state when I was injured. Can I file for and receive benefits in Virginia under the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act?


When an accident happens while a worker is employed elsewhere than in Virginia and the accident is otherwise a compensable accident (i.e., an accidental injury which would entitle the injured worker or his or her dependents to compensation if it had happened in Virginia), then the injured worker (or dependents) shall be entitled to compensation, if: 1) The contract of employment was made in Virginia; and 2) The employer's place of business is in Virginia – provided the contract of employment was not expressly for services exclusively outside of Virginia. 


However, if an injured worker receives compensation under the laws of any other state, the total compensation for the injury cannot be greater than what is provided under the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act.


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