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Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury Lawyer in Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia

This blog provides information about Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury. To Learn more contact the Law Office of Attorney Eric M. May at 202-822-8264 for a free consultation.

Workers’ Compensation and Workplace Violence

Posted On: May 23, 2014 at 1:30 pm | Category(s): Workers Compensation

Sometimes workers are victims of unexpected violence at work. One of the most common situations is altercations between coworkers. Generally, a worker who is injured as a result of a fight with another worker is not eligible for workers’ compensation. However, if the employer knows that a worker is prone to violence, has a temperament Read More

Injuries at Workplace Social Events

Posted On: May 23, 2014 at 1:24 pm | Category(s): Workers Compensation

Some employers organize social events like softball games, happy hours, and going away parties, etc. for their employees, especially during the summer months. One might wonder what happens if a worker gets injured at one of those events? Would that injured worker qualify for workers’ compensation? Most of the time, injuries that occur during social Read More

Immigration Status and Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Posted On: May 15, 2014 at 12:55 pm | Category(s): Workers Compensation

In Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, immigration status does not usually prevent injured workers from receiving workers’ compensation benefits. Courts in D.C. and Maryland have decided to extend these benefits to undocumented immigrants in the interest of fairness and worker safety. Those courts reason that excluding undocumented workers from workers’ compensation might give employers an Read More

Employer/Employee Relationship in Washington D.C.

Posted On: May 15, 2014 at 12:46 pm | Category(s): Workers Compensation

To be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, a worker must establish that there is a relationship between the employer and the worker. In Washington D.C., “employer” is defined broadly to include “any individual, firm, association, or corporation, or receiver, or trustee of the same, or the legal representative of a deceased employer, using the service Read More

Accidents that Occur “Coming and Going” From Work

Posted On: May 6, 2014 at 4:50 pm | Category(s): Workers Compensation

A common question that comes up in workers’ compensation is whether or not an injury is compensable when it occurs outside the workplace. Four situations where this question commonly comes up are injuries: going to or from work, in the parking lot, on lunch breaks, and while running errands. Here are the general rules. Injured Read More

Accidental Injury at Work

Posted On: May 6, 2014 at 4:36 pm | Category(s): Workers Compensation

To be covered by workers’ compensation, an injury must be “accidental.” “Accidental” under workers’ compensation is defined broadly. Most importantly, for an injury to be accidental, it must be connected to the employee’s work. To show the injury is related to the work, the employee generally must show two things. First, the injury must “arise Read More

Workers’ Compensation Medical Benefits

Posted On: April 28, 2014 at 12:22 pm | Category(s): Workers Compensation

An injured worker’s medical treatment is covered by workers’ compensation. Medical benefits include all reasonable and necessary medical expenses related to the accident. This may include doctors’ visits, surgery, chiropractic appointments, nursing or hospital service, and physical therapy. Workers may often also be reimbursed for travelling expenses to and from appointments. Other medical necessities like Read More

Future Wage Loss Calculation for Workers’ Compensation

Posted On: April 28, 2014 at 12:10 pm | Category(s): Workers Compensation

In Washington D.C., a worker is “permanently partially disabled” when he or she may return to work, but cannot function at the same level he or she previously could because of an injury.  Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) calculate these benefits based on both physical impairment and future wage loss. ALJs look at pain, atrophy, weakness, Read More

Workers’ Compensation and the Causal Relationship

Posted On: April 18, 2014 at 8:13 am | Category(s): Workers Compensation

One of the most important concepts in workers’ compensation law is the “causal relationship” between the injury and the workplace accident. In order to receive workers’ compensation benefits the person must show a connection between his or her condition and the workplace accident. If a person is injured while working, there is a presumption that Read More

How to Bring a Workers’ Compensation Case in Washington, D.C.

Posted On: April 10, 2014 at 2:56 pm | Category(s): Workers Compensation

Once a worker determines that he would prefer to bring his claim in D.C., he must show that it is appropriate to bring the case there. The key to bringing a case in D.C. is showing that the work is “localized principally” in the District, even if the accident happened somewhere outside of the District. Read More