Do I need a lawyer for my workers compensation claim?
All insurance companies have lawyers who specialize in denying workers' compensation claims. In my opinion, as a former defense attorney, an unrepresented injured worker is put at a severe disadvantage. In a small case with a minor injury and very little medical treatment for the work injury, that might not matter. But anyone with a permanent injury caused by work, or an injury that may force them to change careers or retire will need an experienced workers comp attorney to protect their rights to future benefits and medical treatment for the injury.
If you were seriously hurt at work DO NOT talk to any insurance adjuster, nurse case manager, give a recorded statement or sign anything. Before doing any of that, you need to read the only book of it's kind written just for injured workers: Protect Your Rights: The Ultimate Guide to D.C. Workers' Compensation.Written by nationally recognized, board-certified trial attorney Frank R. Kearney, this book explains your rights and responsibilities when you get seriously hurt at work: everything the insurance company won't do.
Now in its third edition, this is the bookthe workers comp insurance company doesn't want you to read. You will learn insurance company tricks, traps and tactics, when, where and how to file your workers comp claim, your rights to medical care - and how to avoid mistakes that could literallly cost your family hundreds of dollars every single week that you can't work.
Order yours today or give us a call at 202-393-3320 and speak to a live person who will send it to you today. But don't wait - you may not know it yet, but the insurance company already has experienced lawyers, nurses, case managers and adjusters working on your case - and who do you think they work for? Hint: it's not you...