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Workers’ Compensation

Don't Try to Do Your Claim By Yourself!

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.

What You Should Do If You Get
Injured At Work

Step 1:

Report your injury to your supervisor and tell them exactly what happened.

Step 2:

Go to the doctor and tell them exactly what happened.

Step 3:

Set up a free case evaluation with HammondTownsend. We know the complex workers’ compensation process!

Have you filed a claim with the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission?

Many injured workers have lost their benefits because they fail to do so.

We Are THE

Virginia's Workers’ Compensation Law Firm

We Are THE

Virginia's Workers’ Compensation Law Firm

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HammondTownsend serves injured workers across the state of Virginia. With over 45 years of combined experience handling Workers’ Compensation claims, our attorneys have recovered over $300 million for injured workers. As an exclusive injured workers law firm, our team fights for the compensation you deserve!

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

If Your Workers' Compensation Claim Has Been...

Accepted

Don't assume your employer and the insurance company will give you what you deserve.

OR

Denied

We've got your back. We will work with you to appeal the claim and get you what you deserve.

Whether your workers' comp claim has been accepted or denied, contact HammondTownsend. We only get paid if and when you get paid.

Common Workplace Injuries

Covered by Virginia Workers Compensation

Injuries that occur to workers in Virginia must occur doing a specific act that is associated with or in the course of your employment such as lifting, falling or being hit. Gradual, repetitive or cumulative injuries that happen over time are not normally compensated in Virginia, nor are injuries that occur when performing actions that are common outside of work such as bending, sitting, or standing.

Distribution of Injury Type

The types of injury most commonly experienced based on the 2021 data are falls, slips, and trips. A close second are strains, followed by getting injured by being struck by objects at work. Here is the full list:

  • 25% Fall, Slip, or Trip
  • 22% Strain
  • 18% Struck by Object
  • 12% Cut, Puncture, or Scrape
  • 10% Miscellaneous
  • 4% Striking Against or Stepping On
  • 4% Caught In, Under, or Between
  • 3% Burn or Scald
  • 3% Motor Vehicle
  • <1% Unknown
  • <1% Rubbed or Abraded

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.

Serving All Of Virginia

HammondTownsend maintains a statewide law practice that has recovered over $300 million for clients since 1994. You can rest assured that the quality team of attorneys, paralegals and support staff at HammondTownsend have the successful settlement of your claim as their top priority.

7900 Sudley Rd, Suite 420
Manassas, VA 20109

8550 Mayland Drive, Suite 203
Richmond, VA 23294

3800 Electric Road, Suite 207
Roanoke, VA 24018

1569 Jefferson Highway, Suite 101
Fishersville, VA 22939

We Serve All of the
Charlottesville Region

117 Coastal Way
Chesapeake, VA 23320

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