Workers' Compensation Lawyer Serving Charlottesville

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Fighting For Injured Workers' Rights In Charlottesville, Virginia

HammondTownsend began practicing workers' compensation law with our first office in the Fishersville, Virginia area. The firm quickly grew to all regions across Virginia. Now we proudly serve all of Virginia - every region throughout the state. Our sole specialty is Workers’ Compensation – it is all we do!

Most firms that claim to handle workers’ comp cases merely dabble in it as one of their many areas of practice. That’s why HammondTownsend is THE Virginia’s Workers’ Compensation Law Firm. We have a tenacity to fight for injured workers throughout the Charlottesville area. Whether in Albemarle County or one of our neighboring counties, HammondTownsend fights for the compensation that injured workers deserve!

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 Charlottesville


Medical Workers

Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital and UVA Medical Center are the two biggest employers in Charlottesville. The medical field is rife with opportunities for on-the-job injuries.

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.

Charlottesville Retail Worker

Retail Workers

Retail stores like Walmart, Kroger, and Food Lion employ a great many people in and around Albemarle County.

Recent events have proven how very valuable these workers are to keeping our communities and our economy running. Because these workers are deemed essential employees and often work on the front lines of these businesses, they face a high risk of both injury and illness.



As the leading employers of educators in Charlottesville, UVA and Albemarle County Public Schools bear the responsibility of both shaping young minds and safeguarding the well-being of their staff. Educators, like any other profession, face various injury risks.

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 Charlottesville 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.

Leg in cast and man on crutches

Stephanie v. Augusta Health

While working as a respiratory therapist, Stephanie suffered from a broken foot.  She was awarded $272,076 in benefits.

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Injured Foot With Bandage

Jennifer v. Sprint Corp

Jennifer suffered a foot and ankle injury on the job.  She was awarded $2,105,789.52 in benefits.

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18 wheeler turned over on highway

Mawyer v. Houff Transfer

Our client was involved in a motor vehicle accident while preforming his job as a truck driver.  He suffered multiple injuries and was awarded $422,172 […]

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Meat grinder

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 […]

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