You came to the right place to find out what you need to do to get started with your D.C. workers compensation case. After a serious work injury, you will get lots of misinformation from many sources. The insurance company will send you forms to sign. Your job may tell you one thing. A friend or relative may tell you what he did when he got hurt on the job.
Many times, the advice and information you get (even from a lawyer) is wrong. And it will hurt your case.
What do you do? It can be overwhelming, confusing and you don't want to make a mistake or get taken advantage of.
That's why I wrote Protect Your Rights: The Ultimate Guide to D.C. Workers Compensation.
Early in my career, I represented insurance companies and large employers. And I learned a few things. First, from the moment you get hurt at work, the insurance company has lawyers, doctors, nurse case managers, adjusters and investigators working against you. It sounds harsh, but the insurance company has a duty to make money for its shareholders - and they do that by limiting the amount of benefits and medical treatment injured workers should get.
It may not be fair, but that is the reality.
This book explains it all - what to do when you first get hurt on the job, how and where to file a claim (and filing for workers comp benefits in another state could literally cost you hundreds of dollars every week - insurance companies know that) choosing your own doctor and many other practical topics.
Best of all, it's not a bunch of legalese or boring history of the workers comp system (who cares?). Instead, this book is straightforward, easy to read and practical. And even better, it is FREE to any worker or family member hurt in the D.C. area (including Virginia and Maryland).
Have a question or issue that can't wait? Call us today at (202) 393 - 3320 and we'll do our best to answer it for you. We set aside time every week to answer questions. But don't wait - those times fill up fast.