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Tag Archives: DC Workers’ Compensation

The “Going and Coming Rule” in the District of Columbia

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

What tends to surprise a lot of our clients is the fact that, in the District of Columbia, injuries sustained by employees while traveling to work or traveling home from work, are not covered by the District of Columbia workers’ compensation statute. The DC workers’ comp statute is codified in Title 32 of the… Read More »

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The DC Workers’ Compensation Litigation Process

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

Whenever I tell clients about the workers compensation litigation process in DC, they get a blank look on their face. What do you mean it takes two to three months to get a hearing date? What do you mean the insurance company can file an appeal if I win my case? The unfortunate truth… Read More »

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Where Do I File My Workers’ Compensation Claim – Maryland or D.C.?

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

It is sometimes very obvious where an injured workers should file his workers’ compensation claim following an on-the-job injury.For example, if the injured worker lives in the District of Columbia, and has always worked for his employer in the District, and gets injured in the District, then the claim for workers’ compensation benefits naturally… Read More »

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The Importance of Documenting All of Your Injuries

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

All too often when workers are injured the focus is on the most severe parts of the body hurt. Frequently the minor pains and bruises from other parts of the body are ignored. However, in a workers’ compensation claim it is very important to report every hurt, bruised, or swollen body part no matter… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation Claims Process – How long does it take to get a hearing and what is a “consideration date?

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

One of the most common questions I receive from clients concerns how long it takes to get a hearing before the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission. As with any court or judicial body, the Commission sets its own schedule and the claimants and attorneys appearing before it are subject to that schedule. Generally speaking, however,… Read More »

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The 4 Levels of Workers’ Compensation Litigation

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

Whenever I tell clients about the workers’ compensation litigation process in the District of Columbia, they have a blank look on their face. I receive questions such as, “What do you mean it takes 2 months to get a hearing date?” and, “What do you mean the insurance company can file an appeal?” The… Read More »

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Lessons Learned – Don’t Delay in Reporting or Filing a Workers’ Comp Claim

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

How long does an injured worker have to file a claim under the DC workers’ compensation system? I decided to write a blog about this issue because I had a new client come into my office recently regarding an injury from a year and a half ago, which occurred at her work in the… Read More »

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