If You've Been Injured At Work in DC, You Have To File in DC Or Else You'll Get Paid Less
You have recently gotten hurt at work while working in Washington, DC and are looking to file for workers' compensation benefits. However, the insurance adjuster is telling you that because you live in Maryland, you must file in Maryland.
This doesn't seem right to you. After all, you were hurt in DC.
The truth is you must file where the accident occurred or where you work most of the time. If you work most of the time in DC and the accident occurred in DC you should file in DC. If you file in Virginia or Maryland, you'll get paid a lower rate.
The insurance adjuster is trying to trick you.
If your insurance adjuster convinces you to file in Maryland, Maryland will accept jurisdiction for your case under certain circumstances. If you file in the wrong state, it's unlikely that the state will come back to you and tell you that your case belongs elsewhere. In addition to that, it will be too late to file in the right state once you've already moved forward with your claim. It's absolutely critical to avoid this common mistake that will cost you tens of thousands in tax-free income every year.
Something that insurance companies don't tell you is that they are secretly trying to save money for themselves and their stock holders. Even if it means cutting the value of your benefits at your expense. They will simply convince you to file in the wrong state just so they won't have to pay you as much. To them, you are just another number.
Frank Kearney, veteran workers compensation lawyer, knows what this issue looks like from both sides. He used to work for an insurance defense firm before he decided to work only for injured workers and their families. He has seen what insurance companies will try to pull in order to limit benefits for hard working people just trying to support their family after a serious injury takes them out of work. He can help you and your family stand up to the insurance company.
Contact Our Experienced DC Workers Compensation Lawyers Today
Frank Kearney has the experience and expertise to get the maximum amount you're entitled to under the law and keep you from making common mistakes that can really jeopardize your future. In a system that is often working against you, we see how the stress and uncertainty can affect you. You probably don't know what to do, or who to trust.
Most people are terrified of losing income after an injury keeps them out of work. We provide financial stability and medical treatment while you can’t work so you can pay your bills and recover. With our legal team as your guide, you have what it takes to stand up to the insurance company, protect your income, and recover from a serious injury.
If you've been involved in a serious work accident in D.C. and you can't work, you are entitled to benefits as long as you're not working or even if you're on light duty.The sooner you call our lawyers for help, the sooner we can help get you the benefits you need in order to pay your bills and support your family. Call us at (202)-393-3320 today.