Significant Change to 30 Day Order Claim Filed

The Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission has approved a significant change to the 30 Day Order Claim Filed, effective August 26, 2022. The updated 30-Day Order Claim Filed will now include language that clarifies from whom the response is expected and will enable parties to provide a response specific to the issues upon which they agree:

Details of Updates:

  • Cover page - includes clarifying language for the employer: “The employer should confirm with its insurance carrier or claims administrator that they will respond to this Order on their behalf.”

    (This revision will provide a better understanding from whom the response is expected and directs the employer to their carrier/claims administrator for additional clarification.)

  • Order Response Form – response option revised to allow for designation of agreed upon body parts: “Agree to a medical award for injuries to the following body parts: _______. (This award may not address all injuries alleged. Interested parties may request a hearing to address the scope of injuries claimed.)”

    (This revision allows the parties to provide a response specific to the body parts they agree to cover.)

Questions? Email the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission.