A security guard, hurt at work in Washington, D.C. recently settled his D.C. workers compensation claim. The employee initially injured his back at work and later developed neck pain as a result of his on the job injury caused by a fall while working. The workers compensation insurance company denied that teh neck problems were related to his fall at work.
He was referred to Donahoe Kearney, LLP by another lawyer. We won his case at the Formal Hearing and again on appeal before the Compensation Review Board. The worker's compensation insurance company appealed to the D.C. Court of Appeals (the highest court in the District of Columbia) and the case settled after briefs were filed with the court. In addition to the settlement, this employee received ongoing workers compensation benefits the entire time the case was on appeal because we won his case at the Formal Hearing.