Workers’ Compensation

Our firm handles litigation of workers’ compensation claims and provides advice to employers and insurance carriers regarding workers’ compensation and related laws.


We defend public and private employers of all sizes and in various industries as well as workers’ compensation insurance carriers against injury by accident and occupational disease claims before the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission.  Our lawyers have experience trying workers’ compensation cases before Deputy Commissioners in all parts of Virginia.  We also routinely handle appeals to the full Commission and the Court of Appeals.

Advice & Ancillary Services

In addition to the litigation of claims, we advise our clients with respect to medical treatment issues, return-to-work efforts, and settlement negotiations.  Our attorneys also counsel clients on the interplay between workers’ compensation law and other statutes and areas of law, including Social Security benefits, Medicare, FMLA and other federal labor laws.  We can also provide expertise on planning for the purposes of mitigating and preventing claims and common problems that may arise from them.


Frith, Anderson & Peake routinely handles claims that the insurer or employer can assert against recoveries an injured employee receives from a third party for injuries that were already compensated through Workers’ Compensation claims.  We recoup monies paid through Workers’ Compensation insurance by entering in or initiating litigation and by negotiating settlement of Workers’ Compensation liens.

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AOP Highlight |  Insurance Law

All of Frith Anderson & Peake’s attorneys are experienced insurance defense attorneys.  We are well-versed in all aspects of insurance-related litigation, from claims investigation to questions involving coverage to litigation in trial courts, appellate courts and the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission. In addition to our insurance-defense litigation practice, we offer the following services to insurers: Coverage Analysis & Opinions As a result of our firm’s longstanding and broad insurance-defense practice, we have extensive experience with coverage disputes in every area of law in which we practice.  Coverage issues can range from simple, narrow questions to disputes involving multiple insurance companies...

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