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Workers’ Compensation Law Firm Serving Virginia’s Richmond Region

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Fighting For Injured Workers' Rights In Richmond Virginia

HammondTownsend serves the injured workers in the Richmond area and across the entire state of Virginia. We are an exclusive workers’ compensation law firm. While other firms may dabble in workers’ comp as one of their many areas of practice, HammondTownsend ONLY handles workers’ compensation cases. That’s why we are THE Virginia’s Workers’ Compensation Law Firm. We have a tenacity to fight for injured workers’ throughout the Richmond metropolitan area. In ShortPump, Midlothian, Chesterfield, Mechanicsville and downtown, HammondTownsend fights for the compensation that injured workers deserve!

Employment In Richmond Virginia

The Richmond market offers a wide range of employment opportunities. With careers as diverse as the community itself, Richmond employs a large number of hospital workers, warehouse workers, defense and law enforcement workers.

Medical Field Injuries In Richmond Virginia

As home to VCU Health System, Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center and Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital, many Richmond residents work in the healthcare. There are many common work-related injuries that can happen while caring for patients in a hospital, lab or doctor’s office. If you are injured while working in a medical facility in the greater Richmond area, call HammondTownsend today!

Warehouse Injuries In Richmond Virginia

The Amazon fulfillment center in Chester is one of the top 50 employers in all of Virginia. A warehouse, like this fulfillment center, is a common place for on the job injuries. As THE Virginia’s Workers’ Compensation Law Firm, Hammond Townsend often handles claims for warehouse injuries such as accidents involving forklifts, falling objects, and loading dock injuries. Sprains and strains, in particular to the back, as well as slips and falls are other common work-related injuries that many warehouse employees face. If you have been injured on the job at an Amazon fulfillment center in Chester or any other warehouse in Richmond, call 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.

HammondTownsend se habla Español.

HammondTownsend A Top Workers’ Compensation Attorney in Richmond, VA

HammondTownsend was recognized as a top Workers’ Compensation firm in Richmond, Virginia. In its 2020 publication, Expertise.com selected HammondTownsend as one of the best Workers’ Compensation attorneys in Richmond, Virginia. HammondTownsend is honored to be on this list recognizing the top 16 firms after reviewing over 50 firms.

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.

Richmond Virginia 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.

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Morgan v. Whole Foods Market, Inc.

This case involved multiple injuries to the same body parts over the course of two years. The client injured her low back in 2012 while […]

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