As I say in my new book, Protect Your Rights: The Ultimate Guide to D.C. Workers Compensation, Don't wait.
The insurance company already has a team of lawyers, adjusters, nurse case managers and investigators working against you - sometimes before you even get to the hospital.
You need to be prepared for what is coming.
If its a serious injury and you will be out of work or need surgery, you need to act to protect yourself and your family.
Don't delay in getting the best workers compensation lawyer for your case. As I say in my book, the insurance company's duty is to its shareholders - not you! No matter how nice they are or how smoothly everything went at first, there comes a time when that all changes.
In fact, I just spoke to a nurse I couldn't help because her injury lifting a patient happened so long ago. If she had called shortly after the injury, she would be much better off today.
Get the information you need to help yourself and your family. The insurance company or your employer won't do it for you.