Have You Been Seriously Injured in DC And Your Workers Comp Insurance Company Is The Hartford, Contact Our Experienced DC Workers Comp Lawyer Fights The HartfordExperienced Workers Compensation Lawyers Today

A workers compensation case starts at injury and ends at settlement. At Donahoe Kearney we take care of you from start to finish. Starting from the time you sign up with us; we communicate with the insurance adjuster on your behalf. We manage your medical records, keep your medical treatment authorized and keep the income replacement benefits on track until you are ready to go back to work. 

At Donahoe Kearney we know the tricks the insurance companies like The Hartford use all the time and we know exactly how to beat them.

Our Experienced DC Workers Compensation Lawyers Specialize In Injuries That Require Long Term Recovery Like Surgery 

If you tore your meniscus or rotator cuff  during work, you know that you have a long road to recovery ahead of you. Post-surgery, you may have many long months of physical therapy. It could be a long time before you can go back to work.

Our clients always want to go back to work right away, but our job is to protect their income and get them the best medical treatment possible while they are getting back on their feet, no matter how long that takes. After a big fall on a construction site or a slip and fall on icy steps during the winter, its usually best for an injured worker to focus on their recovery rather than going back to work right away. Going back to work could mean aggravating the injury which means lengthening the recovery period overall.

Our clients feel comfortable focusing on their recovery, knowing that we are going to take care of their benefits while they are not working.

Over twenty-five years of representing injured workers, we have seen many different types of injuries happen at work. One client fell onto rebar after a sub contractor destabilized the platform. We have helped a security worker get back to life after falling on ice during her patrol. We have represented one heavy-duty worker who fell in a manhold that had been left uncovered by a subcontractor. We just settled a case for a man who tore his rotator cuff during an altercation at a school.

Our clients don't go back to work right away, and they have to get a good lawyer to protect them while they can't work. Some of our clients have permanent injuries and can't go back to work at all, and if they didn't have an experienced lawyer on their side to negotiate a large lump-sum settlement they would not be able to bounce back and pay their bills after a career-ending injury.

Insurance companies like The Hartford do whatever they can to avoid paying benefits to people with legitimate injuries that happened at work. They have a large arsenal of tricks that they use to get people to weaken their own cases. They are often able to trick injured workers who don't know better into giving them a recorded statement which they later use against them. They may trick an injured worker into signing a medical records release form which will give an aggressive adjuster or nurse case manager medical information that they will use to deny or delay the claim (like a broken arm from a car accident five years ago they say contributed to the injury). Most people don't know that in DC, a previous injury does not keep a person from getting workers comp.

They may even convince an injured worker that they have to attend a "work clinic" or go to Concentra instead of choosing their own doctor and specialists. Many with a work injury get frustrated with the process and just give up or go back to work before their doctor clears them; which often means they just keep getting reinjured.

If You Have The Hartford And You Need Surgery Or Long Term Care, You Need Our Dedicated DC Workers Compensation Attorneys On Your Side!

If you were injured in DC, are going to be out of work for awhile, and you work for a private employer we are the right fit for you. Our experienced workers' compensation lawyers have represented hundreds of heavy-duty workers injured in Washington DC, and we know every trick in the book that The Hartford will try to play on you. Contact us to get started right now. Our guarantee to you is that we will give you some information you can use the very same day to avoid the classic mistakes made by injured workers who have a case with the Hartford.

Frank R. Kearney, Attorney-at-Law
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