Workers' Compensation Lawyer Serving Harrisonburg

1569 Jefferson Hwy #101, Fishersville, VA 22939

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Fighting For Injured Workers' Rights In Harrisonburg, Virginia

HammondTownsend began our practice serving the communities in and around Harrisonburg from our first office in Fishersville. The practice quickly grew to serve all areas across the commonwealth of Virginia. That's how we became known as THE Workers’ Compensation Law Firm in Virginia. While it’s not hard to find a firm that’s willing to handle your workers’ compensation case, it is rare to find one that only represents injured workers. HammondTownsend is exclusively a workers’ compensation law firm.

Firms that practice multiple areas of law may dabble in workers’ comp, but we put all of our energy, resources and experience into getting just compensation for injured workers.  That’s what makes HammondTownsend THE Virginia’s Workers’ Compensation Law Firm. In Timberville, Craigsville, Staunton, Monterey, Harrisonburg and Madison, HammondTownsend is THE law firm to call about your workers’ compensation case.

About HammondTownsend

45+ years of combined experience handling Workers' Compensation claims

Recovered over $500 Million

Well-known and respected in Virginia's Workers' Compensation community

We remove communication barriers through the use of in-person, virtual, and phone meetings.

As an exclusive injured workers law firm, our team fights for the compensation you deserve!

Free Case Evaluations

VA Workers’ Compensation is complex. Our legal team offers guidance as you navigate the workers’ compensation process.

Se Habla Español

Si usted habla español y necesita ayuda legal, es fundamental que se sienta cómodo con su equipo legal. Para ello, HammondTownsend está equipado con personal que habla español.

Common Workplace Injuries in Harrisonburg


Medical Workers

Rockingham Memorial Hospital is one of the largest employers in Rockingham County. Medical workers are prone to on-the-job injuries and illnesses. In fact, people who work in healthcare have the highest reported cases of non-fatal occupational injury and illnesses according to the CDC.

According to the CDC, healthcare workers have the highest reported cases of non-fatal occupational injury and illnesses. Sprains and strains are among the most common injuries along with slips, falls, and needle sticks.

Harrisonburg Farmer

Farming and Factory Workers

Cargill Meat Solutions and Perdue Products are among the largest employers in this region. Farms and factories expose workers to an increased chance of injury from machines, exertion, repetitive motion and falls.

Common on the job injuries for farm and factory workers include amputation, musculoskeletal disorders and spinal cord injuries.

Harrisonburg College Employee


James Madison University offers a variety of job opportunities from administration and education to service and technology.  There are many common work-related injuries that can happen in these work environments.

Common injuries include strains and sprains, slips, trips, and falls. Additionally, those working in older buildings may encounter risks related to toxic exposures such as mold and fumes.

Getting Started

Should I trust what my employer's lawyer & insurance company tell me?

Your employer and the insurance company are looking out for themselves by limiting the time you're out of work and your medical treatment so they don't have to pay. Your employer and the insurance company will have a lawyer... so should you!

How can HammondTownsend help me?

Because the Workers’ Compensation Act in Virginia focuses heavily on the interests of the employer and its insurance company, consulting an attorney that is highly-skilled in Workers’ Compensation law is critical to winning your case. The experienced attorneys at HammondTownsend will guide you through every step of the Workers’ Compensation process.

If I'm injured on the job, what steps should I take and who should I notify?

If you are injured on the job, first report the injury to your supervisor at work. Tell them exactly what happened. Second, visit your doctor, tell them exactly what happened. Third, call HammondTownsend. It all starts with our free consultation, a talk with one of our lawyers, and we will walk you through the process. The earlier you call us, the more prepared you'll be. Read more 

Can I be fired for claiming Workers' Compensation?

The short answer is NO. If you’re hurt at work, you should be filing a workers’ compensation claim so that you can get the money you are due. Sometimes, however, people don’t want to file because they think they will be fired. Firing you for claiming workers’ compensation is illegal in Virginia. Virginia has a law that explicitly says that employers can’t fire employees for filing for workers’ compensation, and if they do, the employee can take them to court. Read More.

Have more questions about starting your Workers' Compensation claim? Read our Getting Started blogs.

I've Been Injured & Need Representation

Case Results from Harrisonburg Workers' Compensation Cases

‍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.

Chain Saw

Michael v American Hardwood Industries, LLC,

Michael was injured in an accident at a sawmill. His job required him to clear excess pieces of wood that accumulated on a log deck […]

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Upper and lower back pain

Collins v. Roberts Oxygen Company

Our client sustained a back injury while at work.  He was awarded $524,543 in benefits, as a result of his injury. ‍

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Worker feeling back pain in warehouse

McCoy v. Diamond Auto Glass and American Zurich Ins. Co. (2009)

Case Details Client was a store manager in Staunton.  He injured his back in December 2007 and continued to work on light duty until February […]

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Female Doctor Holding Fractured Hand Of A Patient

Motsinger v. Transport Industries and Liberty Mutual Fire Ins. Co.

While on the job, a truck hood fell on the claimant’s arm causing injuries to her fingers, hand, wrist, elbow, and arm. A lump sum […]

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