If you were injured on the job in Georgia, you should talk to a lawyer with in-depth knowledge and experience helping injured workers in this state to obtain maximum compensation. After a workplace accident, you may assume — and you may be told — that your sole legal remedy is a workers’ compensation claim.
The workers’ compensation program is intended to provide a safety net for injured workers while protecting employers from excessive injury claims. However, be aware of a few possible issues:
- The workers’ compensation carrier may require you to be evaluated by doctors of the carrier’s choosing. Those doctors may be carefully selected because of their tendency to tell patients they should be ready to go back to work before workers feel ready.
- Workers’ compensation checks are issued at a percentage of your usual pay. Many injured workers find the reduced income to amount to hardship.
- The insurance carrier may deny your claim altogether, or refuse to cover treatments that you and your doctor believe are most advantageous for you.
- There may be some third party that is also responsible for your injuries due to auto collision, defective product or dangerous premises.
Contact a Georgia Work-Related Injury Lawyer
At the same time we investigate your accidental injury to determine whether there is a third-party liability issue for your workplace injury, we can help you retain an experienced attorney to file a workers’ compensation claim against your employer’s insurer. Regardless of whether you have a valid third-party personal injury claim, we and the attorneys we work with will work hard to make sure that you are compensated under workers’ compensation law to the fullest. Call or e-mail our Decatur, Georgia workplace lawyers to schedule a free consultation.
We handle these cases on a contingent fee basis. If there is no recovery no fees are owed.