Case Results

The Virginia State Bar Rules of Professional Conduct require all attorneys to make the following statement and disclaimer in regards to publication of their case results:

Settlements and verdicts in all cases depend on various factors and circumstances which are unique to each case. Therefore, past results in cases are not a guarantee or prediction of similar results in future cases which the firm and its lawyers may undertake.

Alexandra v. Chimera

Alexandra worked as a chef when her hand became stuck in a meatgrinder.  As a result, she suffered an amputation.  She was awarded $875,000 in benefits. ‍

Workers’ Compensation Challenges – Jesse L.

The courts in Virginia have recognized the inherent risks of injury when using ladders. See VFP, Inc. v. Shepherd, 39 Va. App. 289, 293, 572 S.E.2d 510, 512 (2002); Irby v. G&B Insulation Co., Inc., JCN: VA00000529823 (Feb. 26, 2013). Perhaps that is why we see so many falls from ladders in our workers’ comp […]

Workers’ Compensation Challenges – Dwayne N.

In many industries it is common practice for one trade to follow another on to the work site, or even different crews working for the same employer, but assigned to different tasks. Working in an industrial setting or on a major construction site can be dangerous in and of itself, but how does the follow-on […]

Workers’ Compensation Challenges – Ernest C.

It is not surprising that employees who work in retail, particularly when they work in so-called “big box” stores, are subject to injury from merchandise falling from shelves. Depending on how the store moves its merchandise within the store, forklift accidents can also happen. How about a case involving merchandise falling from where it was […]

Workers’ Compensation Challenges – Eva H.

We know that nurses and other healthcare providers often have accidents which cause them injury in the daily routine of caring for patients of all shapes, sizes, and attitudes. However, we rarely consider that their profession exposes them to dangerous diseases and illnesses as well. Unlike an injury by accident in which the claimant only […]

Workers’ Compensation Challenges – Rebel R.

One of the most dangerous work environments one can imagine is a major construction site with multiple pieces of heavy equipment trying to navigate around the site without striking each other or other workers who are located about the area. With all the distractions in a confined space, it seems that it is just a […]

Workers’ Compensation Challenges – Steven W.

Falls from ladders are common workplace accidents, but what if the fall damaged a medical device installed on the claimant’s body to treat a non-work related condition? That was the situation which Steve W. faced when he fell 13 feet from a ladder while on a jobsite in Northern Virginia. At the time of his […]

Workers’ Compensation Challenges – Tucker K.

Falls in the workplace are a common source of injuries in workers’ compensation cases. They come in a variety of ways and can result in a wide array of injuries. Tucker K. was working in the family-owned direct mail business near his home in Centreville. He climbed up on a stack of pallets, but due […]

Moore v. McCrea Equipment Co., Inc. and Selective Ins. Co.

While unloading a furnace at work, the Claimant injured his left knee, left lower extremity, right knee, and right lower extremity. In this case, HammondTownsend negotiated a lump sum settlement in the amount of $145,000.00 for the client. Additionally, payment for all related medical treatment from the original date of injury through the final approval of […]

Woody v. Mawyer and Granite State Ins. Co. (2012)

Case Details The Claimant suffered multiple spine fractures and broken teeth when he fell backwards from a 30-foot roof, landing on his back on the ground. He had multiple surgeries, paraplegia, urological and neurological issues as a result of this job-related injury. Results In this particular case, the worker suffered grave injuries while on the […]

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