If you were hurt on the job, your employer’s insurance company will assign an insurance adjuster to your case.
A typical adjuster has handled hundreds, even thousands of cases over their career. Remember, the adjuster’s job is to help the insurance company pay less money for your workers compensation. And if they can get you on the phone and get you to make a mistake by saying the wrong thing, they WILL use that against you. Insurance companies WILL try to deny or delay the compensation you are rightfully entitled to.
So before you have you even speak to an adjuster or sign any forms, you need to be prepared. You can start by making sure you remember all the details of how the accident happened, your injuries, and most importantly – by educating yourself about the process.
Too many people make the mistake of not educating themselves before they talk to the insurance company.
So use CAUTION: Don’t sign any forms with the insurance company until you get all the information you need to make an informed decision to protect your future for you and your family. Read the book Protect Your Rights: The Injured Worker’s Guide to DC Workers’ Compensation, written by an experienced Board Certified workers compensation attorney.
It is not the insurance adjuster’s job to give you legal advice or help you. Once you’re hurt on the job, you’re on your own.
That is why we provide valuable resources to workers who were injured on the job in DC, Maryland, or Virginia. Call us at (202)393-3320 to find out about the books, guides and reports we have published that can help with your case.