Should I complete any paperwork the insurance company sends me?

You should never sign any forms for an insurance company without speaking with a lawyer regarding your specific rights. Many insurance companies will try to pay workers injured in the District of Columbia benefits under Maryland or Virginia Workers' Compensation Law. The benefit amounts in Maryland and Virginia are generally lower than in D.C., and once an injured worker accepts benefits in another state, he may not be able to receive benefits in the District of Columbia. Insurance companies and their lawyers know this and will use it to their advantage. If you have been injured on the job, it is important to protect your future rights and your ability to earn a living. We will ensure your case is properly filed and those rights are protected. DONAHOE KEARNEY, LLP represents only people who have been hurt - whether injured at work, in construction accidents, in car accidents and due to medical malpractice and nursing home negligence.