Fighting For Injured Workers' Rights Across Hampton Roads - From Virginia Beach to Williamsburg
Our practice exclusively practices workers’ compensation law. We are renowned across the commonwealth of Virginia for the over $300 million we have recovered for injured workers. HammondTownsend’s team of lawyers has over 45 years of combined experience handling workers’ compensation claims. While our team of award-winning workers’ compensation lawyers is no stranger to the courtrooms of Hampton Roads, we proudly serve all of Virginia. HammondTownsend is THE Virginia’s Workers’ Compensation Law Firm.
Workplace Injuries In Norfolk Virginia
The Hampton Roads region is a truly unique marketplace. It’s beaches and waterway access along the Atlantic Ocean coastline drive key industries in the Tidewater and Peninsula economies. The beaches and historic landmarks in Hampton Roads draw droves of tourists to the area every year. Proximity to Washington DC and the water access drives both military and defense industries. The deep-water ports in the Hampton Roads area drive thousands of maritime jobs. There are several schools and universities driving employment in the Hampton Roads education sector.
Tourism Job Injuries From Virginia Beach To Williamsburg Virginia
The travel and tourism industry in Hampton Roads accounts for billions of dollars in expenditures each year. There are over 90 hotels in the city of Virginia Beach alone. The important tourism cog in Coastal Virginia’s economy drives jobs in hotels, restaurants, airport, and retail shops. Slips and falls are prominent work-related injuries among employees in the tourism industry.
Shipyard, Port, And Maritime Work-Related Injuries In Coastal Virginia
There are several employers driving the maritime industry in Hampton Roads. The shipyards employ thousands of men and women. Norfolk Naval Shipyard, BAE Systems, Newport News Shipyard are top employers to name a few. The Port of Virginia provides numerous jobs at the Norfolk International Terminal, Virginia International Gateway, Portsmouth Marine Terminal, and Newport News Marine Terminal. The CDC reported that between 2011 and 2017 the number of fatal accidents among shipyard workers was higher than the overall rate for US workers. Additionally, the rate for non-fatal work-related injuries and illnesses among shipyard workers was nearly twice that of US workers. There are many dangers with maritime workers operating heavy equipment. Back sprains and strains are common among port workers who are constantly lifting heavy items. If you experience an injury caused by your maritime job, contact the legal team at HammondTownsend.
Medical Job Injuries In The Norfolk Virginia Market
Home to the EVMS medical college, the medical community thrives in Hampton Roads. There are several hospital systems in the area that power thousands of jobs. Additionally, the marketplace is teeming with specialty and private medical practices serving the area from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg. Sprains and strains are the most common work-related injuries reported by medical workers. Slips and falls are also common work-related injuries that medical workers are prone to. If you are injured on the job at a medical facility in Hampton Roads, call HammondTownsend today to ensure you get the compensation you deserve!
Education-Related Job Injuries In The Tidewater and Peninsula Virginia Area
Some of the largest employers across the Hampton Roads area are the cities’ public schools. In addition to the public and private lower schools, the market is also home to many public and private colleges and universities. Old Dominion University, Norfolk State University, and Virginia Wesleyan University are colleges on the Southside of the market. Christopher Newport University, Hampton University, and Williams & Mary are colleges on the Peninsula area. Slips, falls, and strains top the list of work-related injuries reported by school employees. If you’ve been injured while on the job in the educational field, contact HammondTownsend today!
Why Choose HammondTownsend
Exclusively practice Workers' Compensation law in Virginia
45+ years of combined experience handling Workers' Compensation claims
Well-known and respected in Virginia’s Workers’ Compensation community
$300+ million recovered for Virginia's injured workers
Se Habla Español - Workers' Compensation
Spanish is the second most spoken language in the state of Virginia. When Spanish speakers need legal help, it is critical they feel comfortable with their legal team. To this end, HammondTownsend is equipped with staff who are Spanish speakers.
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!
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 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
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.
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