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DC Workers Comp - Don't Delay Filing Your Claim

Solving problems is part of my law practice, where all we do is represent people who were seriously hurt at work, on the road, in the hospital or need disability benefits.  But sometimes injured workers unnecessarily create problems for themselves, even after a legitimate, serious work injury.

If you get hurt on the job, tell your supervisor.  And be sure to file the workers compensation claim forms (available on this website) or by calling us at 202-393-3320. 

Although this construction worker can still file his workers comp claim in DC, it has become much more complicated.  No insurance company wants to pay for medical treatment, lost time from work and benefits for a permanent injury if they are just hearing about the injury at work for the first time weeks or months after the fact.

And its not just in D.C. - Maryland and Virginia have time limits for filing workers comp claims and insurance companies have lots of excuses for denying legitimate workers comp injuries if the claim if the injured worker waits to file his claim or doesn't tell his supervisor right away.

Too many people think their employer will take care of them when they get hurt at work (and maybe they will for a short time), or that getting a claim number from the insurance company is enough (it's not).  Many workers think they can't afford to miss work for their injury - a legitimate concern.  But don't let that affect your future rights and the ability to feed your family if your injury prevents you from working. 

If you are wondering if you have been tricked by the insurance adjuster, or are worrying about your future, call us today at 202-393-3320. Don't delay and make sure you get it right - if you file in the wrong state you could literally be throwing away hundreds of dollars every single week. 

Call us today - we have compassionate and knowledgeable staff standing by to answer your questions and help you find out what your next steps might be.


Frank R. Kearney, Attorney-at-Law
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Experienced DC Workers' Comp, Long Term Disability & Accident Lawyer
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