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Where to Go, What to Wear, and What (Not) to Bring for Your Evidentiary Hearing

March 4, 2019

When you have your evidentiary hearing, it will most likely be in a nearby courthouse. The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission holds evidentiary hearings in the main office in Richmond, as well as in regional offices and in courthouses throughout the state.  Many people have not been to a courthouse before, so going in may be […]

Why We Work in Worker’s Comp

February 25, 2019

‍  Jo Hamilton, a paralegal from HammondTownsend, wrote an eloquent description of why she is a paralegal and has been in the workers’ compensation field for decades.You can read what her day is usually like in A Day in the Life of a Workers’Comp Paralegal.   “For the most part, on a typical day, I […]

A Day in the Life of a Workers’ Comp Paralegal

February 18, 2019

Jo Hamilton, a HammondTownsend paralegal, gives a glimpse into what the paralegals do each day. A paralegal assists a lawyer with specific legal tasks. In a typical day, Jo handles a lot of different activities. “Every day requires choreographing the critical tasks with the essential tasks with the normal tasks,” she says. As she describes […]

A Day in the Life of a Workers’ Comp Lawyer

February 11, 2019

Jason A. Mullins, a HammondTownsend attorney, gives a glimpse into what the attorneys do each day. In a typical day, Jason may have meetings or phone calls with clients; conduct depositions; research case law; participate in phone conferences or meetings with doctors to discuss cases; have a case review or a plan-of-action meeting with paralegals; […]

Common Workers’ Comp Injuries in Virginia

February 4, 2019

Any part of your body may be injured at work, and depending on your job you may be injured in a number of ways. You may sprain your ankle, cut your hand, or break a bone if you fall. The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission (VWC) breaks down the parts of the body that were injured. […]

Common Workers’ Comp Jobs in the United States

February 4, 2019

discusses types of injuries, such as falls or cuts, and where on your body they occur, but not what type of work the person who received the injury was doing. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), part of the U.S. Department of Labor, released the 2017 numbers in late 2018. The BLS breaks down workplace […]

Be Careful What You Post Online

January 21, 2019

You may remember the adage, more common a decade ago, that everything on the internet lives forever. This saying is still true today, and may impact your worker’s comp claim. The insurance company with your employer is looking for reasons not to approve your claim as requested, so don’t give them any ammunition. Lock down […]

People Involved in a Workers’ Comp Case

January 14, 2019

There are a lot of different people involved in a worker’s compensation case, and if you’re unfamiliar with the process it can be hard to keep track of who everyone is. Here’s a quick guide to make it easier for you. The different roles are listed in alphabetical order, not in the order you’ll come […]

Alternative Dispute Resolution

January 2, 2019

, you may go through an evidentiary hearing, where you and your lawyer and the insurance company have a hearing in front of a Deputy Commissioner, acting as a judge in your case. Sometimes, however, you may go through Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) instead. In Alternative Dispute Resolution, a mediator works with you and your […]

Overall Steps for a Worker’s Compensation Case

December 27, 2018

If, like most people, you haven’t been through a worker’s compensation case before, you may not know what to expect. We’ve broken down the general steps for you. Each case is specific and your case may not follow this exact pattern. First Steps First, you’ll tell your employer, tell a doctor, and call HammondTownsend. The […]

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