Getting injured at work can be frightening, as you may be unsure whether you’ll be able to pay all your bills while you recuperate.
As an injured worker in Washington, D.C., you have rights that must be protected.
- You have the right to receive medical care paid for by your employer.
- You have the right to receive a portion of your pay while you recover.
- You have the right to not feel pressured by your employer to return to work until you are recovered well enough to do so.
- You have the right to be represented by an attorney who will fight for the compensation you deserve.
At Lopez Law Firm, we work hard to preserve your rights in your workers’ compensation case.
Do I Need a Workers’ Compensation Attorney?
If you’ve been injured at work, you are entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and any other pain and suffering you may experience.
While you can file a claim on your own, there are a wide variety of rules and regulations that govern the workers’ compensation process in Washington, D.C. Keeping track of everything that you need to submit and those deadlines for submission can be a full-time job at a time when you need to focus on getting better as quickly as possible.
When you hire Lopez Law Firm, you get the benefit of our knowledge and experience with the workers’ compensation process, guiding you to the compensation you deserve.
All you need to do is focus on getting better. We take care of the rest.
How We Handle Workers’ Compensation Cases
All our workers’ compensation cases begin with a no-risk consultation. You meet with our attorney to discuss your injury, any treatment you’ve received, and the circumstances of your case.
If you decide to retain our office, we complete all the necessary paperwork and notify your employer that we are your attorneys. We work with you, your employer’s insurance company, and any treating physicians you may have to obtain bills, medical records, and information necessary for when you return to work.
No matter how long your case may take, we are with you every step of the way, helping bridge the gap between you and your employer’s insurance company, helping you get a fair settlement for your injuries.
All our workers’ compensation cases are handled on contingency, meaning we don’t get paid until you get paid.
From the moment you walk in our doors until they day you leave with your settlement check, the team at Lopez Law Firm works hard to get you the compensation you deserve for your work-related injury.
What Compensation Am I Entitled to with Workers’ Compensation?
There are a variety of types of compensation you may be eligible to receive depending on the nature of your workplace injuries. You can receive most of these benefits until you reach maximum medical improvement, or MMI.
Some of this compensation can include:
- Medical bills for conditions directly related to your injury
- Rehabilitation, counseling, or other ongoing treatment
- Cost to hire home-health nurses, go into skilled nursing, or to make changes to your home to accommodate your injuries
- A portion of your wages for the time you’re off work
- A portion of your wages permanently, depending on your injury
In cases where a workplace injury was fatal, families can receive compensation for funeral costs, as well as a portion of the deceased’s pay for a specific amount of time.
Why Choose Lopez Law Firm
At Lopez Law Firm, it is our duty to ensure the best, most just settlement for each and every one of our clients.
Whether you suffered from a minor injury at work or a family member was killed in a workplace injury, our team works hard to make sure the ones who should pay – the insurance companies – are held accountable.
We keep you updated on the status of your case, helping you better understand the process and when you can expect a resolution. You’ll never be left in the dark wondering where things are at.
Are you ready to get the compensation you deserve for your work-related injury or illness? Schedule your free consultation today!