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Is Workers’ Comp Only for Physical Injuries?

June 17, 2019

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 […]

Will I be fired for claiming workers’ comp?

June 10, 2019

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 […]

PRESS RELEASE Steven P. Hammond Has Been Nominated and Accepted as 2019 AIOLC’s 10 Best Workers’ Compensation Attorney in Virginia For Client Satisfaction

June 4, 2019

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. […]

Types of Occupational Diseases and Workers’ Comp

June 3, 2019

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 […]

OSHA and Workers’ Compensation Cases

May 28, 2019

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 […]

What Does a Workers’ Compensation Attorney Do?

May 20, 2019

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 […]

What If My Employer Doesn’t Have Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

May 13, 2019

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 […]

Steve Hammond Named to the Distinguished Justice Advocates

May 10, 2019

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 […]

Do I have to work after a workers’ comp claim?

April 30, 2019

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 […]

How to Look for Light Duty Work After a Workers’ Comp Claim

April 30, 2019

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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