Paulette Chapman Speaks at the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689

By Peter DePaolis

In March, partner Paulette Chapman spoke to over 250 members of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689 about their rights under workers compensation laws in DC, Virginia, and Maryland.

She stressed that while the three states are similar in the types of wage and medical benefits, they differ in their deadlines, maximum compensation wage rates, and other requirements. “Our job is to protect workers when they are most vulnerable – hurt, injured, and not able to work – and to ensure they get the workers compensation benefits their hard work has earned them so that they can get better and rejoin the work force.  We have a long-standing commitment to the members of Local 689 who get us all where we need to go by bus and train.” Metro is the second-busiest rapid transit system in the United States in number of passenger trips with over 798,000 trips per weekday.   Koonz, McKenney is proud to represent Local 689.

For more information about how our workers comp attorneys can help you, contact our office by calling (800) 724-4221. We serve clients throughout Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C.

Koonz, McKenney, Johnson & DePaolis L.L.P.

Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia Injury Attorneys

About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.