Washington, D.C. Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Assert the Rights of Injured Employees to Benefits

Knowledgeable lawyers assist with claims and appeals in Maryland and the District of Columbia

Obtaining workers’ compensation benefits for a job-related injury can be a complicated process, and not all claims are approved. While most on-the-job accidents are covered by workers’ compensation, employers routinely deny injured employees’ claims based on even slight or seemingly insignificant mistakes in a claim. At May Lightfoot, PLLC, we stand up for the rights of injured workers in Washington, D.C. and Maryland by helping to ensure they obtain the benefits they are entitled to as promptly as possible. To be eligible, your injuries must meet two criteria: they must arise out of your employment and in the course of your employment. We help clients by completing and filing their workers’ comp claims so they have the best chance of receiving the benefits they need. Our attorneys also handle appeals when a claim is denied.

Dedicated advocates work to obtain benefits for lost wages and medical expenses

When someone is injured on the job, they will likely need to take time off for medical treatment and recovery. Lost wages can put even the most financially responsible employee in a difficult situation. At our Washington, D.C. workers’ compensation law firm, we work with clients to quickly get them the benefits they need for medical treatment, physical therapy and rehabilitation as well as wage replacement to continue paying for life’s daily expenses.

Determined counselors seek disability benefits for clients hurt on the job

Typically, workers’ compensation benefits are limited and only paid until an employee is able to return to work. However, when a workplace injury leaves an employee permanently or partially disabled, benefits may be available on a long-term basis. Our team of established workers’ compensation attorneys helps injured clients file claims for temporary and permanent total disability and temporary and permanent partial disability.

Skilled workers’ comp attorneys handle initial claims and appeals for workers

One of the most common reasons why workers’ compensation claims are denied is due to errors in the application process. Our team of thorough advocates combs through all important medical and employment records to ensure that a claim is submitted correctly the first time.  

But if your claim is denied, you are not alone. Employers routinely deny injured workers’ claims or stop paying benefits for reasons workers can’t discern or understand. In this event, employees are entitled to an administrative hearing. We provide valuable counsel to injured workers throughout the process, up through and including an appeal.

Contact a dedicated Washington, D.C. workers’ compensation law firm

At May Lightfoot, PLLC we help employees injured on the job in Maryland and Washington, D.C. to file workers’ compensation claims so they can get the benefits they deserve. We also assist those whose claims have been denied by guiding them through the appeal process.  For help with your case, call 202-919-6463 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation at our Washington, D.C. office.