Do you need a attorney for your workers' compensation case?
We have been asked this question many times --not just from clients, but from friends and family as well. Whether you need an attorney following an injury on the job depends on a number of factors, including the seriousness of the injury. Some of the factors that will determine the need of an attorney are: will this injury prevent you from earning a living for significant period of time, will the injury be permanent, require ongoing medical care, require a job change, etc. If you are concerned about any of these factors, we suggest you retain an attorney experienced in working on workers' compensation cases in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.
When you have a serious on-the-job injury, the company you work for has lawyers and those lawyers will know about it. These lawyers that work for the company are working against you--they are strategizing with the company officials, insurance adjusters and nurse case managers in hopes to minimize the compensation that will have to be paid. Often times trying to guide you to doctors or clinics they have worked with as a way to manage or limit the medical treatment and medical expenses.
When you have been hurt on the job, you cannot go it alone. Workers' compensation laws and practice has become complex, and unless you know your rights, you cannot adequately protect yourself and your family. Whether the injury is major or minor, hiring a lawyer will help you get all the benefits available to you and your family and that everything in done correctly to protect you and your family.
Do not delay finding representation for your case. Delaying, or trying to do it yourself, can hurt your claim and may hurt your chances of getting everything you deserve. Hiring a lawyer is extremely important for you and your family.
We wrote books and guides outlining the importance of hiring a lawyer and what to expect when you hire the right lawyer. These books and guides are FREE and you can request them by sending us an email at [email protected], calling our offices at (202)-393-3320 or heading over to the resources page to download them. If you find yourself in any of the above situations, do not hesitate to contact our offices and let us help you. If for some reason we cannot take your case, we will refer you to someone we know and trust.