After an injury at work, can you trust your employer to give you the right information on workers compensation?
Of course not. Here's why.
Your company doesn't know about the complex systems of workers compensation laws and regulatations in D.C., Marlyand and Virginia (they are all separate and different). They may have talked to the workers comp insurance company and gotten some information, they may remember something from an old workers comp case, or something they heard ar a business conference. And they may be very well meaning in passing that on to you.
If your health, income and livelihood depend on it, you better be darn sure you are getting the right information for you and your family.
Here is a real letter sent from a real human resources department to a real person hurt at work. It is full of misinformation that employers provide to injured workers all the time.
As you can see, the employer tells the injured worker that he/she only has sixteen weeks to be out on workers comp leave according to the law. That is just not true. The truth is that the amount of workers compensation your employer is required to give depends on your injury, whether you can go back to work, your doctor's restrictions and other factors.
There are many things you need to know about your rights as an injured worker in DC that your employer may not tell you. Don't let your employer determine your rights!
Give us a call today at 202-393-3320 to see if we can help answer any questions about your workers compensation rights. We know DC law, and we're here to help you and your family.