Permanent Injuries in DC Require A Higher Settlement Offer Because of Diminshed Earning Capacity
If you are working in Washington DC at a heavy duty job and you have a serious injury like a cervical (neck), thoracic (spine) or lumbar (lower back) injury you are probably looking at a permanent injury. This means that you will have less earning power over the rest of your career because you won't be able to go back to your trade full duty. You may need to learn a different trade or make a complete career transition. When your injury happens at work, workers compensation insurance is responsible for "making you whole" again (or as close as you can possibly get). But they often try to skirt their responsibilities by paying you a settlement without an evaluation for a permanent injury (getting a a permanent injury rating). Back injuries can be especially serious and many times we see workers at the prime of their career completely knocked off track and unable to go back to work in the same capacity. They may have to wrestle with the idea of surgery versus conservative treatment and this is a big decision because back surgery isn't always successful, and it can make things worse.
Injured workers with back injuries need to protect their income while they wrestle with their rehabilitation. If that's you, don't wait to contact The Lawyer Who Literally Wrote The Book on DC workers compensation at 202-393-3320.
You need an aggressive workers compensation lawyer in DC who knows how to negotiate a permanent injury rating. Your permanent injury rating depends on an evaluation by a specialist who applies a number based on the severity of your permanent impairment (there is a medical rating system that is used). And then an aggressive workers compensation attorney like Frank Kearney will negotiate the highest setttlement based on that rating.
Back Injuries Often Require Long Term Recovery and Permanent Lifestyle Changes
If you are a construction worker, server, nurse, or any other kind of worker where you are on your feet all day you could be looking at a long recovery period after injuring your back. You have to be thinking long term. How long will you be out of work? When you return to work, will you be able to earn the same wages? Will you be able to perform all aspects of your job? Do you have a family who are relying on you?
You don't want to sign up with a lawyer who isn't going to get all aspects of this situation you are now finding yourself in. You don't want to get in with one of those big law firms that hands workers comp cases to the first year associates who are wet behind the ears. You have way too much riding on this to sign up with just anyone.
Attorney Frank Kearney Handles All The DC Workers Compensation Cases Personally
When you sign up with Donahoe Kearney for your workers compensation case you are actually getting Frank Kearney. Not some first year associate who has never handled a case. You get twenty-five years worth of experience and millions of dollars worth of settlements.
When you choose Donahoe Kearney, you are choosing expertise and hometown advantage. Frank Kearney knows every judge and most every attorney that works for workers compensation insurance. You don't have to worry about inattentiveness or rookie mistakes. Our clients get our A-plus customer service and legal skills. That's just who we are.
If You Are Dealing With A Back Injury Or Other Serious Injury, Contact Frank Kearney Today At 202-393-3320
When you call you will speak to a real person who can help you. We will be able to tell very quickly if we can help you. If you need surgery and you're going to be out of work for awhile we are probably the right firm for you. Anyone who is out of work long term due to an injury is going to need an experienced and aggressive DC workers compensation lawyer to protect their income while they are recovering.
Contact us today at 202-393-3320. We are looking forward to solving your problems!