Where To File Your Workers Compensation Claim

You have recently gotten injured on the job 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 your work injury forms in Maryland.

Filing Your D.C. Work Injury In Virginia Or Maryland Could Cost You Thousands

You can’t trust what the worker’s compensation insurance says.

You should file where the accident occurred or where you work most of the time. According to workers’ compensation law, work-related injuries should be filed in DC if the accident occurred in DC or if the majority of the time you work in DC. If you file in Virginia or Maryland, you’ll get paid a lower rate and won’t be entitled to the higher cap on lost wages for your worker’s compensation claim.

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.

How To Make Sure You’re Getting The Maximum Benefits Every Week

Something that the insurance carrier won’t tell you is that they are secretly trying to save money for themselves and their stockholders. 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, the 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 stress and uncertainty can affect you.

​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.

by Frank R. Kearney, Attorney-at-Law

Experienced DC Workers’ Comp, Long Term Disability & Accident Lawyer,

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