The short answer is yes. Both Virginia law and District of Columbia law
require the repayment of Workers' Compensation. Virginia Code ____
states ______. D.C. Code _____ states _____. There are two important factors
to note, however. First, you are often entitled to credits for the costs
of hiring a lawyer to handle your negligence claim. This credit takes
into account the lawyer's fee and litigation expenses incurred in
prosecuting your negligence claim. Second, often times the Workers'
Compensation repayment amount can be negotiated favorably. You should
therefore ask your attorney to help try to negotiate a reduction in the
amount you owe.