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

Steve Hammond and George Townsend Headshots

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 $3 Billion+ 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

$3 Billion+ recovered for Virginia's injured workers

Serving Injured Workers Across the Entire State of VA

We remove communication barriers, so injured workers get the compensation they deserve in a timely manner.

In-Office Meetings

Virtual Meetings

Phone Meetings

If Your Workers' Compensation Claim Has Been...


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



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 2022 data are falls, slips, and trips. Here are the top 4 injuries by event:

  • 23% Fall, Slip, or Trip
  • 21% Strain
  • 19% Struck by Object
  • 11% Cut, Puncture, or Scrape
Injured construction worker fallen off ladder

Getting Started

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 $3 Billion+ 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.

We Serve All of the
Northern Virginia Region

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

Schedule A Free Case Evaluation

Fill out the form below for a free case evaluation.

Scroll to Top