What is a Workers’ Compensation Hearing in Washington, DC


Formal Hearings for Workers Compensation in Washington DC

What is involved in a workers’ compensation hearing in the District of Columbia? It is a small trial, with opening statements, testimonies from witnesses, exhibits, and closing arguments. For your workers’ compensation hearing, you will want an attorney who is Board Certified in Civil Trials and has experience in court. We have the skills and experience necessary to guide you through your workers’ compensation hearing. You will probably be called to testify for an administrative law judge, and we will make sure to prepare you.

Workers’ compensation cases in Washington, DC can be complicated, so if you think you have a case and would like more information, please call Donahoe Kearney at 202-393-3320.

If Your Workers Comp Claim Is Denied in Washington DC You Have A Right To Appeal

We do our best for you if you come in near the beginning of your case – after you’ve torn your rotator cuff at work and gone to the hospital, and your primary Formal Workers Compensation Hearings in Washington DCcare physician has seen you. The best chance you have for getting what you deserve starts with everything that happens immediately after your work accident.

Sometimes we get clients that come to us because the insurance company is denying benefits or medical treatment for a work injury, or when they’re looking for a lawyer to represent them at an upcoming workers’ comp hearing. In DC worker’s compensation, the hearings are like a mini-trial. And when you’re in court, experience matters, especially experience in your type of case. You can see case results here where we handled the appeal of a security guard who injured his back at work and then later developed neck pain as a result of his injuries.

In DC, there are different types of hearings and appeals, so it’s important to have a lawyer who you can trust fighting on your side because the worker’s comp insurance company always has an experienced lawyer working against you. We spoke with a man the other day, who in his own estimation, went to the wrong lawyer about his workers’ compensation case at the beginning of his case. This lawyer, who hadn’t handled many of these cases before, encouraged him to file his claim in the wrong place. And, because he listened to his lawyer, he was losing out on hundreds of dollars of benefits every single week. Don’t Let That Happen To You And Your Family.

If You Filed for a Formal Hearing, a Deposition is Part of the Discovery Process

A deposition is an opportunity for the insurance company lawyers to ask you questions under oath. It doesn’t happen in a courthouse, and it usually happens in an attorney’s office or some other mutually agreeable location. The insurance company will send their lawyer and they will ask you questions about almost anything related to your case. You will certainly be asked about prior injuries, past or present medical conditions, how your injury happened, the medical treatment and diagnosis you’ve received since being injured, whether you can work or how much you have lost in wages if you can no longer work, etc. They will also ask you a number of other questions depending on your unique case and your specific circumstances.

We Take Care of Our Clients During the Discovery Process

We look at the deposition as an opportunity to educate the insurance company about the seriousness of your injury and what you and your family have been through. We have a very specific protocol for preparing our clients to testify so they are confident and composed in the deposition. And, we are right there with them the whole way during the deposition, and of course more generally during the entirety of their case.

We expect your deposition to be taken in every serious injury case we file, so we start planning and preparing you for it even before your case is filed.

And the way we prepare you for this? Let’s just say it’s like everything else we do in our practice – it’s completely different than the way everyone else does it.

Contact Our Experienced Workers Comp Litigators Today To Make The Right Choice For Yourself and Your Family After a Serious Injury

Because there are a number of factors that make each case different – no one can give complete legal advice without knowing what happened in your specific situation. But we hear from people regularly who chose the wrong lawyer and want us to take on their case; sometimes we can, sometimes we can’t depend on the stage of the case. Don’t wait too long to find the right lawyer for you and your family. If you were recently injured at work and you need surgery, Hartford or Travelers insurance will probably try to scare you into following their directives. Some injured workers get really anxious and rush to sign up with the first law firm they speak to.

Don’t make the mistakes we see so often. Breathe, do your research and find the best lawyer you can. If you have a serious injury and will be out of work for a while, you need a lawyer like Frank Kearney who has represented hundreds of injured workers, protected their income, gotten their medical treatment authorized, and procured a lump sum settlement for them.

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    Mr. Kearney and Mr. Donahoe were excellent attorneys. They were very caring toward my son and myself. They always explained everything in detail and kept in touch with us, updating us about the case. Whenever we would call or needed a question answered, Mr. Kearney or his assistant was always there to help. My son and I are very happy and satisfied with the outcome of the case. Mr. Kearney and Mr. Donahoe were the best and I would highly recommend them to other people.

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  • Story Of Success

    After A Successful Settlement, a Severely Injured Young Man Now Has the Resources to Live Independently

    Rated 5 out of 5
    July 26, 2022

    Mr. Kearney and Mr. Donahoe were excellent attorneys. They were very caring toward my son and myself. They always explained everything in detail and kept in touch with us, updating us about the case. Whenever we would call or needed a question answered, Mr. Kearney or his assistant was always there to help. My son and I are very happy and satisfied with the outcome of the case. Mr. Kearney and Mr. Donahoe were the best and I would highly recommend them to other people.

    M.S., Manassas, Va
  • Story Of Success

    After A Successful Settlement, a Severely Injured Young Man Now Has the Resources to Live Independently

    Rated 5 out of 5
    July 26, 2022

    Mr. Kearney and Mr. Donahoe were excellent attorneys. They were very caring toward my son and myself. They always explained everything in detail and kept in touch with us, updating us about the case. Whenever we would call or needed a question answered, Mr. Kearney or his assistant was always there to help. My son and I are very happy and satisfied with the outcome of the case. Mr. Kearney and Mr. Donahoe were the best and I would highly recommend them to other people.

    M.S., Manassas, Va
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