What does workers comp pay in Virginia?

Wage Replacement (Temporary total or partial) While temporarily unable to perform any work, an employee is entitled to 2/3 of his or her gross average weekly wage up to a set maximum weekly limit. There must be seven (7) days of disability before benefits are payable. However, if disabled for more than three weeks, the employee receives payment for the first seven days. Benefits cannot exceed 500 weeks unless the person is totally and permanently disabled. If the injured employee cannot return to regular work and is given a light duty job at a lower wage, benefits are 2/3 of the difference between the pre-injury wage and the current pay up to the maximum weekly limit. Cost of living supplements are not paid on temporary partial benefits. For the Year Weekly Minimum

Effective July 1 Compensation Maximum


July 1 Percentage Weekly Wage Maximum Weeks Cost of Living Adjustment



October 1 Limit of Medical Mileage Reimbursement Rate Burial Expenses 2008 $210.25 $841.00 66 2/3% 500 COLA 4.2% Life $.445


Effective 7-01-08 $10,000.00