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.
Common workplace injuries include:
Hammond Townsend has offices in Richmond, Roanoke, Harrisonburg, Fisherville, and Charlottesville. With over 20 years of experience handling Workers’ Compensation claims, our attorneys have recovered over $150 million for injured workers.
Call Hammond Townsend today at 888-580-9048 to arrange your free initial consultation.
Known for his friendly, compassionate nature outside the courtroom and aggressive drive to win in the courtroom, Steve Hammond has been a tenacious client advocate for more than 20 years. Starting out as a trial attorney while serving in the United States Marine Corps (USMC), Steve was a prosecutor and defense attorney handling hundreds of cases at courts-martial. He left active duty in 1995 and continued as a reserve officer until his retirement in 2003 as a Lieutenant Colonel, USMC Reserve.
Since 1995, Steve has represented injured persons in their pursuit of fair compensation. His courtroom efforts have resulted in two of the highest personal injury verdicts ever in Augusta County, one of the highest verdicts ever in Waynesboro and a three day multi-million dollar settlement in Harrisonburg. His courtroom experience provides an excellent foundation of expertise to the Hammond Townsend team.