Do I need a lawyer if I'm getting paid workers comp benefits in DC?

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A DC workers comp lawyer can help you if you're already getting paid workers comp benefits.

Getting workers comp benefits from the insurance company after a serious injury on the job is only the first step. Many workers comp insurance companies will start paying workers comp benefits and medical treatment at first, but they can stop those benefits at any time.

In DC, your workers comp insurance company can stop paying your benefits at any time.

Unlike in some states, there is nothing that requires the workers comp insurance company to pay your benefits after you get hurt at work and file your claim for workers compensation.  You have to continually prove you are entitled to those benefits.  This means ongoing evidence that you can't return to work due to your injuries, or that you have physical limitations or restrictions that prevent you from doing your regular job and your company doesn't have light duty work available (a lot of construction companies and hospitals don't have the ability to provide light duty work.

You have to continually work with your doctor and other medical specialists to make sure you have the right medical evidence.

The workers comp insurance company may stop paying you after they send you to an IME.

An "IME" is what they call an independent medical exam - and it is anything but independent.  Insurance companies have several "go to" insurance company doctors they use over and over.  These doctors charge $750 to $1,000 to see you for about 5 minutes and say there is nothing wrong with you...

You need a strategy for your IME exam, you can't just go in there and wing it.  You need someone who knows the doctor and how to handle the exam to give you the best shot at continuing on benefits and getting the medical treatment you need.

The workers comp insurance may assign a nurse to try to get your doctor to say you can go back to work before you're ready.

Can you handle a nurse case manager who is pressuring your doctor to send you back to work or limit the medical treatment?  She has probably done this thousands of times for the insurance company.

If she is sucessful, your benefits will stop.  Do you know how you will get your benefits re-instated?

And just FYI - we don't allow nurse case managers on our workers comp cases.  So our clients never talk to nurse case managers or insurance adjusters.

The Best DC Workers Comp lawyer will work to keep your benefits going.

Our DC workers comp team works hard to guide you through the complicated DC workers comp law, rules, regulations and process, so you can stand up to the insurance company. We work to keep the benefits you need going and to get the medical treatment you deserve after being hurt at work in the District.

And there is no fee unless we win or settle your case - there is no fee to keep you on benefits - to keep your weekly benefits going.

The Right DC Workers Comp Attorney will help you stay on benefits.

Don't wait until your benefits are stopped.

And don't rely on the insurance company to tell you all the benefits you could be receiving. They don't have to and they won't.

Our DC Workers Comp lawyer literally wrote the book on DC workers comp 

Call us today at 202-393-3320 for a confidential, free assessment of your case.  But don't wait - even if the insurance company is paying you now, their team of lawyers, adjusters, nurses, doctors, investigators and case managers are behind the scenes, working against you to limit or stop the workers comp benefits you and your family rely on.

We make it easy on you - call us today at 202-393-3320.

 

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