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Why You May Need a Workers’ Comp Lawyer

Posted on November 17, 2016 to

Do I Need a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer to File My Claim?

Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Offer Legal Advice in Free Consultations

personal injury claim formNot all workers’ compensation cases require legal help, which is why our firm provides free legal advice to help you determine when you need work injury lawyer to help file for workers’ compensation benefits. Some cases of workers’ compensation for on-the-job injuries are straightforward and do not require the services of a law firm.

At the Washington, D.C. work injury law firm of Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, LLP, we can guide workplace injury victims in and around DC, Virginia or Maryland who are unsure how to proceed and whether our services are or are not necessary for their workers’ compensation claims. If you do not know if your case requires legal action,  you should call our local workers’ comp lawyer to receive honest advice.

Since 1979, our lawyers have received nationwide acclaim, including five of our attorneys being listed in Best Lawyers in America© and six law professionals chosen by their peers for inclusion in Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers in the field of personal injury law. From our multimillion-dollar case results on behalf of those hurt in construction accidents to our successes bettering the law for those exposed to asbestos on the job, our focus is helping workers recover in whatever ways we can.

When Should I Call a Law Firm for Workers’ Compensation Help?

Examples of when you may need an injury lawyer for a workers’ compensation help include:

  • Your insurance provider denied your workers’ compensation claim. If you feel your denial for workers’ compensation benefits was unfair, you may be able to appeal the decision. Your provider must tell you why your claim was denied, and give you information about appeal deadlines. In this situation, a work injury attorney can help by finding evidence to support your case and defend your right to benefits.
  • You are not receiving appropriate benefits. In some cases, an insurance provider may grant an injury victim less compensation than necessary or may simply not pay out at all. These cases may require the services of a workers’ comp injury lawyer to find out why an employee is receiving insufficient benefits.
  • Someone other than an employer or co-worker injured you. Sometimes, workers sustain injuries because of the negligence of a contractor, non-employee or a defective product. A lawyer experienced with workers’ comp laws in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia can work with you to file a third party claim against the individual or manufacturer of a product that injured you. This type of claim may grant you significantly more compensation than workers’ compensation benefits provides.
  • Your employer injures you intentionally or while acting recklessly. If your employer’s conduct is intentional or egregious, you may be able to sue your employer for damages beyond workers’ compensation. These laws may vary significantly in different states, so talk to our personal injury lawyers with offices in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. to find out if you can pursue a lawsuit against your employer.

Find a Workers’ Comp Attorney in Washington, D.C., Maryland or Virginia

If you are injured at work and believe you need assistance with a workers’ compensation claim, call our attorneys at our Washington, D.C. office at (202) 659-5500, our Maryland office at (301) 345-5700 or our Virginia office at (703) 218-4410. We offer free legal advice about workers’ compensation.