If you were hurt on the job in the DC area, read the book on workers compensation.
Workers compensation laws, processes and systems have become increasingly complex over the years. What started out as a fairly easy system 100 years ago or so, to replace wages and provide medical treatment to a workman (they were almost all men at that time) has evolved into a specialized, complex area of the law that even most lawyers don't understand.
And its especially complicated in the D.C. area, because a worker may live in Maryland, work for a Virginia company and be hurt on the job in D.C. All 3 jurisdictions have their own laws, systems and processes for workers compensation - and a worker's rights and benefits can vary widely from state to state.
After more than 20 years representing injured workers, we get that. And we've seen lawyers who may know Maryland workers comp law and procedures get crushed in D.C., or worse yet, tell a worker to file his claim in Maryland instead of DC, just so the Maryland lawyer can keep the case (even at a cost of potentially hundreds of dollars every week for that worker and his family).
That's why we wrote the book on workers compensation Protect Your Rights: The Ultimate Guide to D.C. Workers Compensation - to give injured workers a chance, a choice and the information they need to make the best decisions about their case for themselves and their family.
The workers comp insurance company does not want you to read this book.
Insurance adjusters have the upper hand - they have handled thousands of workers comp cases before yours, they have unlimited access to doctors, nurses, lawyers, training manuals, seminars, computer software, all designed to reduce the amount the insurance company has to pay you and your family - for medical treatment, lost wage benefits, permanent injuries, even mileage to and from the doctor.
So its not a fair fight - you and your family will never get up to speed with just one case (yours).
And the book will tell you some of the insurance company tricks, tactics and traps. It will answer your questions, or at least many of the questions you will have. And, it will tell you things the insurance company never will.
That insurance adjuster wants to keep you and your family in the dark - and she has no duty to tell you any of this...
Her duty is to the insurance company - its shareholders, managers, board of directors. And how do they make money?
By paying you less. Less medical treatment. Less lost wage replacement. Less for a permanent injury. Less of everything - even though you have a legitimate, serious work injury that wasn't your fault and you've never gotten hurt before and you've been a loyal, hardworking employee for years.
Call us and get the book that will help you get started.
You can order the book on Amazon for $16.95 (and the publisher is happy to take your money) but we give it away for free to injured workers and their families in the D.C. area. You can't download it, its a real book we have to send to you.
Now you may have questions or concerns right now, or problems getting your benefits on time or the medical treatment you need, or a nurse case manager attending your appointments and talking to your doctor behind your back.
So you may need to talk to us right now to take care of those worries - and we understand that. We designate times almost every week to talk to people (on a first come, first served basis).
These telephone call times are limited, so call us today at (202) 393 - 3320 to get your questions answered. It doesn't cost you anything and the call is confidential, of course.