D.C. Workers' Compensation FAQ

Serving locations in Maryland, Virginia, & Washington, D.C.

  1. What is the difference between workers’ compensation and personal injury?
  2. Do I qualify for workers’ compensation benefits?If you were hurt on the job, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries—even if the accident was your fault. Accidents in company vehicles also qualify you for benefits. Call us at (800) 322-3380 or fill out a free contact request form, and our Washington, D.C., workers’ compensation attorneys will evaluate your case.
  3. What benefits will I get from my claim?Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for:
    • future medical care for lasting or permanent injuries,
    • lost wages,
    • medical expenses,
    • and rehabilitation costs.
  4. Can my employer fire me for filing a WC claim?Your employer can’t fire you for filing a workers’ compensation claim. Workers’ compensation laws were designed to protect workers’ rights and to prevent employers and insurance companies from taking advantage of injured employees.
  5. If I file a workers’ compensation claim, can I also apply for social security disability benefits?If your work injury results in severe impairment and you are unable to perform substantial gainful employment for more than 12 continuous months, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. To learn more about qualifying for SSD, visit our Social Security Disability eligibility page or call us today at (800) 322-3380.
  6. How much does a workers’ compensation attorney cost?At ChasenBoscolo, yes you can. With our No Fee Guarantee®, you will not owe us an attorney fee unless we win your case. Our Washington, D.C., workers’ compensation attorneys are dedicated to helping all citizens get the workers’ compensation benefits they deserve, regardless of their ability to pay.
  7. Do I need a workers’ compensation lawyer?
    It is strongly recommended, as the insurance company isn’t obligated to tell you how the law works and all the benefits to which you might be entitled. The experienced workers’ compensation attorneys at ChasenBoscolo handle work workers’ compensation claims every day. We know how to handle your claim to ensure the best possible chance of recovering benefits. From filling out your paperwork to disputing the results of unfair insurance company medical exams, we’ll ensure your rights are protected through the entire workers’ compensation claims process.
  8. How do I know if the insurance company’s offer is fair?
    A fair offer depends on a number of factors, such as the extent of your injuries, the number of body parts injured, the amount of your disability, the amount of time you’re unable to work, your average weekly wage, wage loss and if you require future medical treatment or physical therapy. An experienced work comp attorney can help you calculate the true cost of your injury or illness so you can make an informed decision about the value of your claim.
  9. Do I have to use vacation time for doctor’s visits?
    The amount of time it takes for wage reimbursement to take effect varies depending on where you work comp claim is filed. If your employer demands you use vacation time for medical treatment—or if you already have—contact ChasenBoscolo today. Our Washington, D.C., workers’ compensation attorneys can help you take the right steps to maximize your wage loss benefits.
  10. Does my employer have to accommodate my injuries?
    While employees can’t be fired for filing workers’ compensation claims, employers may fire workers who cannot perform their job duties. This distinction can be hard to recognize, so it’s important to talk to an experienced workers’ compensation attorney if you feel you may be the victim of wrongful termination or employer retaliation.

Our Washington, D.C., workers’ compensation lawyers will always take the time to get to know you. We’ll listen to your case, plan a solution and explain how we’re going to fight for you every step of the way. That’s because we always put our clients’ needs first.