Workers’ Compensation is part of the Department of Human Resources and serves the City of Newport News general government.
The Workers' Compensation Section submits, tracks and reviews workers’ compensation claims to ensure timely reporting and to ensure employee and management compliance with city policies and the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act. It also coordinates with the City’s Third Party Administrator's (TPA), physicians, City Attorney, employees, managers, and provides guidance and support to city departments regarding workers’ compensation policies and procedures, alternative duty program to include the handling of occupational exposures.
If an injury occurs during the course of employment:
Assess the situation to determine level of care.
In case of an emergency the injured person should never attempt to transport themselves, or have their friends or non-medical co-workers transport them to an emergency care medical facility. Call 911 for conditions requiring Emergency Care.
Give appropriate first aid.
For non-emergency care, direct the employee to employees’ choice of City of Newport News approved medical providers.
Contact the Department of Human Resources Workers’ Compensation Program Coordinator for assistance with forms and information regarding the injury.