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It’s common to think of worker’s comp as being for physical injuries such as a broken bone, a sprained joint, a burn, or another type of injury where the medical care is fairly straightforward. But what about a psychological or mental injuries? How does workers’ comp work when there is a mental issue, not a […]
If you’re hurt at work, you should be filing a workers’ compensation claim so you can get the money you are due. Sometimes, however, people don’t want to file because they think they will be fired. So, will you be fired for claiming workers’ comp? Short Answer Firing you for claiming workers’ compensation is illegal […]
The American Institute Of Legal Counsel has recognized the exceptional performance of Virginia’s Workers’ Compensation Attorney Steven P. Hammond as 2019 10 Best Legal Counsel for Client Satisfaction. The American Institute Of Legal Counsel is a third-party attorney rating organization that publishes an annual list of Top 10 Workers’ Compensation Attorney in each state. […]
You can receive workers’ compensation for diseases and conditions that you have because of your job. The disease or condition must be directly caused by your job. Nurses, healthcare workers, and EMTs may be exposed to diseases from patients that are not common outside of healthcare settings, or that are directly caused by taking care […]
You’ve seen OSHA posters in the break room at work, and know OSHA has something to do with safety. But what is OSHA, and what does it have to with workers’ compensation claims? What is OSHA? OSHA (pronounced oh-shah) is the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration. OSHA is a part of the United State […]
You’ve been hurt at work, and your friend tells you to get a workers’ comp lawyer. But you’re not exactly sure: what does a workers’ compensation attorney actually do? Works For You A workers’ compensation attorney at HammondTownsend is working for you as the person who has been injured. His job is making […]
In Virginia, employers with more than two employees are required to have workers’ compensation insurance. Sometimes, however, a company breaks the law and doesn’t have workers’ compensation insurance like it is supposed to. What happens if you get injured at work and your job doesn’t have worker’s comp insurance? My Job Has Workers’ Compensation […]
The Distinguished Justice Advocates membership selection process is an in-depth analysis seeking the most well-regarded attorneys available for inclusion. As an elite invitation-only membership, Charter or Basic attorney members of Distinguished Justice Advocates must be eligible by meeting the preferred initial criteria. Distinguished Justice Advocates membership will include many of the top trial lawyers in […]
Whether or not you’re required to work after a workers’ comp claim depends on what your injury is and how bad it is, as determined by a doctor. A doctor will say if you have partial or total disability, meaning you can work some or you can’t work at all, and if it is temporary […]
If you’ve been injured at work, you may not be able to return to your regular job right away. A doctor may tell you that you can only do light duty work, or work that is different from your regular job that you can do while partially disabled. Your doctor will let you know what […]
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