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How To Handle Your Washington DC Workers Compensation Case

If have a work related injury that occurred in Washington D.C. or you believe that the claim should be filed in the District of Columbia, the experienced Washington D.C. workers compensation lawyers at Foran & Foran, P.A. are ready to discuss your case. We can help you determine the proper jurisdiction where the claim belongs and help you file the claim properly.

After your accident and on the job injury, notice to your employer is important in a Workers Compensation case. If proper notice is not given to your supervisor and employer, it can be a complete bar to recovery and workers compensation benefits. You must give written notice to your employer and supervisor. Always retain copies of all documents completed in these cases. In a Washington D.C. workers compensation claim, injured workers have 30 days to provide proper notice. If you have any questions regarding how notice must be given in the District of Columbia, please contact the experienced Washington D.C. workers’ compensation lawyers at Foran & Foran, P.A.

You must also adhere to the treating physician rule in in the District of Columbia for workers’ compensation cases. You must choose a treating physician to treat you for your injuries in the accident. You can choose your treating physician once and then any change in treating physician must be approved by the insurance company or the Office of Workers Compensation. You should contact the experienced Washington D.C. workers compensation lawyers at Foran & Foran, P.A. to start your case.

Whether you contact an experienced Washington D.C. workers compensation lawyer or not the claim filing procedure must be followed.

The claim filing procedures for filing a claim in the District of Columbia are as follows:

You must file the claim form (form 7A) with the Office of Workers Compensation within one year of date of the accident. After the claim form is filed, and an OWC claim number is generated, there are different procedures in place for filing for a hearing before the Office of Workers Compensation or the Administrative Hearings Division. These procedures are different depending upon what relief you are seeking. You should consult a Washington D.C. workers compensation lawyer to discuss these options what is best for you and your case. When your case is in the D.C. Office of Workers Compensation or the Administrative Hearings Division in the District of Columbia, the cases can be heard for a number of issues for indemnity(money) benefits or medical benefits.

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