What Should I Do if Involved in a Work Accident?
If you are injured in an on the job accident, you should notify your supervisor and co-workers immediately. You should request a copy the panel of physicians and seek medical care from a doctor on the panel if in fact the employer has a posted panel. It is also important that you ensure your rights and best interests are effectively represented during this time. You should retain the counsel of an Atlanta workers’ compensation lawyer. The Law Offices of Nathaniel F. Hansford, LLC represent clients across Georgia and Alabama. You can call on us today for trusted counsel.
Can I See Any Doctor I Want?
Your employer must maintain a posted panel of available doctors. This should be located in a visible area, such as a breakroom, time clock, or other designated area. In order to qualify to have your medical expenses covered by workers’ compensation, you are required to go to one of the panel doctors. However, if your employer does not have a panel, you will most likely be able to select from any doctor you wish. It is always best to check with your employer to confirm so that your bills are covered.
Who Will Take Care of My Medical Bills?
If you are injured on the job, the workers' compensation insurance company representing your employer is required to pay for all medical treatment related to your work injuries. You should not be required to pay any money towards your medical expenses, as they should all be covered by workers’ compensation. That includes bills and deductibles. You may also be reimbursed for any transportation expenses related to your doctor’s appointments or other healthcare providers.
Do I Have a Time Limit on When I Can File?
Yes. In Georgia, you have only 30 days to officially report your injury. If you do not report it within this timeframe, you may damage your case and be denied the chance to obtain workers’ compensation benefits. The quicker you act following a workplace accident, the better.
How Long Will it Take Before My Case Is Settled?
Unfortunately every case is different. The insurance company has up to 21 days to investigate your case. If an insurance company refused to pay your claim, it could take much longer to get the benefits you need. That is why our team here at the firm fights to get you the best settlement possible for your workers’ compensation claim. We work quickly and effectively to ensure your case is resolved in a timely manner.
Why Hire Your Law Firm?
Our team understands the pain you are experiencing. We have experience handling thousands of workers' compensation cases, securing million-dollar case results over the years. Our founding attorney has been given a 10.0 Superb Avvo rating and selected to the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ list. He understands that your situation has affected many aspects of your life and the lives of people near to you. Mr. Hansford knows the urgency of your situation and is ready to begin working for you today! Call us now.
What if I Live Outside of Atlanta or Conyers?
Our firm has represented clients all over the state of Georgia and Alabama. We are happy to represent clients outside of the Atlanta area, including Athens, Columbus, Macon, Marietta, Savannah, Dalton, Augusta, and beyond. Visit our locations today to learn more!