Georgia Workers' Compensation Lawyers
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After you’ve been injured on the job, it is only fair that your employer covers your medical expenses and time off. Typically, your employer works with their insurance company to ensure you receive enough benefits. Workers’ compensation is available to employees to help provide financial support during an injured workers’ recovery process. .. Read More It also prevents an employee from suing their employer for a settlement after getting wounded. Unfortunately, many workers don’t receive the full amount of benefits they are owed or they are completely denied. Denial rates have increased over the years, making it more difficult for workers who are in serious need of financial help while injured. When you are denied benefits, an Atlanta workers’ compensation lawyer can help. They review workers’ compensation claims to look for errors and issues with your application. Additionally, if you were denied benefits despite your workplace accident injury, they will represent you before the appeal board. For more information, speak to reliable workers’ compensation attorneys. Contact Hansford Law Firm now for a free consultation. Read Less
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How long does it take to settle a workers’ comp case in Georgia?
Every workers’ comp claim is unique, which means that it can take several weeks or a few months to settle your case. There are two types of settlements: the liability settlement and the non-liability settlement.
When your company’s insurer compensates you for your injury, this is a liability settlement. You are awarded the settlement with no argument about your accidental injury. This type of settlement is more complex because your accidental injury will be in dispute during this process. A non-liability settlement will require an Atlanta workers’ compensation lawyer to make sure your paperwork is organized. They will ensure there are no errors and that all the necessary proof is evident, so your claim is undeniable. .. Read More The insurance company will initially review your claim. This investigation process will be straightforward if the reason for the injury is clear. Additionally, if there is enough supportive evidence, the insurer can’t contest that the injury occurred on the job. However, in a more complex situation where it is difficult to define how the injury occurred, the process can take longer. For example, you could have been injured because of poorly maintained machinery that wasn’t inspected. The insurance adjuster will have to work with other professionals to identify how it malfunctioned and caused your injuries. If you slipped and fell on a slippery surface with no grips installed, that would be a much simpler insurance claim. Another issue is the type of injury and medical treatment required. If you simply needed pain medication, bandages, and a week off, you would get your claim much sooner. In comparison, if you have a permanent disability that prevents you from returning to your line of work, you would not only need additional benefits but would have to switch careers. You would need to wait a longer time to receive compensation from the insurance company to help facilitate this process. Read Less
Can you sue your employer for negligence in GA?
Workers’ compensation claims don’t involve you suing your employer. The workers’ compensation system was designed to prevent that. Proof of negligence is also not necessary for you to get maximum compensation from your Georgia workers’ compensation claim, unlike in other states.
What are other reasons I could be denied?
Many victims of workplace injuries get their workers’ comp benefits denied despite their needs. Georgia workers’ compensation lawyers try to help prevent this by making sure your application has all the required information. Reasons that you may be initially denied include the following:
What if a third party’s negligence caused the accident?
Atlanta workers’ compensation attorneys can file a negligence claim against a third party. This claim can be in addition to your workers’ comp claim. The third party would have to be an organization or individual that isn’t involved with your employer. An example is if you were being paid to transport goods for your employer and got into a car wreck. Your attorney can file a third-party claim against the at-fault driver in addition to your workers’ comp benefits.
How much will my weekly benefits be?
A portion of your average weekly wages will be compensated. Other compensation includes any reasonable medical bills related to your injuries. You can even receive mileage reimbursement for the cost of your commute to and from doctor’s appointments. However, there is a 400-week limit on how many medical benefits you can receive. The only exception is if your injury is considered to be catastrophic according to state laws. Other benefits you can receive through the workers’ compensation system include:
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1718 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 660
Atlanta, GA 30309
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Reach out to our workers’ compensation lawyers so you can get the help you need. A large number of employees are denied workers’ compensation for reasons unknown to them. Our Georgia workers’ compensation lawyers can review your case and make sure all the evidence and requested information match up. Call Hansford Law Firm now for a free consultation.