In September 2016, the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission received the inaugural Innovation Award from the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions.
This award recognized and honored the agency’s innovative Automated ADR program developed to accommodate the growing demand for ADR services. The new system provides electronic capability and processes for case assessment, issue identification, scheduling and resolution.
Joint ADR Chair-elect Deborah Blevins has been instrumental in developing this ADR program for the agency and played a role in Virginia's receipt of this prestigious award.
As explained by Blevins, the agency’s new program is a cost- and time saver for injured workers and employers alike and leads to efficient resolution of claims.
Two years ago, she gave a CME presentation to the JADR Council about the ADR program.
Congratulations for the leadership, and the achievement! Virginia’s legal ADR community salutes you.