Georgia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
Atlanta Workers’ Comp Lawyers with 45+ Years’ Collective Experience
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
What Our Clients Say
“Nate and team run a top shelf operation! Compared several, nothing compares.”
“Highly recommended for anyone injured. My first experience with an attorney. I had no idea what to expect. Now, after a year Nate and the entire support staff feel like family! I'm so glad I chose the Hansford McDaniel Law Firm!”
“I was very happy with the time frame and the service, couldn't have asked for any better. 5 stars!”
“You can trust Nate Hansford for your Worker’s Compensation needs. I refer my injury clients to Nate for Worker’s Comp. claims while I work on our clients third-party claims against negligent defendants. My clients are in good hands with Nate.”
-Blade Thompson (BLADE INJURY LAW)
“What a great guy. He was patient with me. Answed all my questions in a timely manner. Well with brain trama you are confused. And Nate made it really simple and understandable. Thanks to you and your crew I'll be closing on a house very soon.”
“[My attorneys] were always a call away to answer any questions I had about my case. Thank you for your support during the most painful times, you were patient and available when needed.”
“My experience at Hansford McDaniel Law Firm was a good one. My case was unusual and complicated in my opinion, but they helped me out when I had no one else to turn to. My results were better than I expected and I am very happy with the outcome. I would highly recommend [my attorney] at the Hansford McDaniel Law Firm to anyone I know that may have the same situation arise.”
“Attorney Wesley Burton McDaniel is the best Attorney I have ever seen in long time. I have talked with many attorneys; none can compare to him. He took out time to listen to me and my wife, not only that, but he also sees us as human, which I notice many people doesn't do. He even thinks about my future, wanted to know what our next plan will be as result of the accident.He is very approachable.”
“Thank you Gloria and Elizabeth for all the professional help. You guys served justice cause it wasn't fair that this happened to me. I'm still suffering jaw problems. Thanks again and I highly recommend you guys. I'll get the word out. Thank you so much”
“I have been most fortunate and pleased with the way Dulce has responded to my inquiries about my case. She is prompt and helpful. I am sure she will be a great asset to you and your firm. You should be happy to have her aboard.”
"Team run a top shelf operation!"
"After a year Nate and the entire support staff feel like family!"
"My clients are in good hands with Nate."
"And Nate made it really simple and understandable."
Who We Are
Our legal team at Hansford McDaniel, LLC, is more than just a group of lawyers – we are a community of workers’ advocates in Georgia. Our empathy for our clients fuels our relentless pursuit of justice, and we won't rest until we achieve the maximum possible workers’ compensation for every injured worker we represent. Contact us to schedule your free and confidential consultation with an experienced Atlanta workers’ compensation attorney today.
Champions Of Injured Workers’ Rights
As workers' compensation attorneys in Georgia, we are laser-focused on one thing: fighting for the rights of workers injured on the job. We have spent years mastering the intricacies of workers' compensation law in Georgia, and have represented clients from all corners of the industry:
- Factory workers in manufacturing facilities
- Construction workers
Home improvement contractors
Carpenters, electricians, plumbers, HVAC technicians, roofers, landscapers, kitchen and bath remodelers, garage door installers, architects, interior designers, and more
Managers, chefs, line cooks, dishwashers, servers, bartenders, bussers, and more
- Law enforcement
- EMTs and paramedics
- Janitors and building maintenance staff
- Part-time employees
Our dream team of Atlanta workers’ compensation lawyers, led by Nathaniel F. Hansford and Wesley McDaniel, has been recognized as Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ members. We have also earned a 10.0 Superb Avvo rating. They each bring an unparalleled level of expertise and dedication to our firm, inspiring us to strive for excellence in everything we do.
Mr. Hansford is a true trailblazer in workers' compensation law, having more than 20 years of experience helping clients secure millions of dollars in settlements. His unique background as a former insurance defense attorney gives him valuable insights into the tricks used by insurance companies. Mr. Hansford is a frequent lecturer on workers' compensation issues, and his passion for helping injured workers extends beyond the courtroom into the community. .. Read More Mr. McDaniel is another superstar lawyer on our team, bringing his legal skills to the table. As a former insurance defense attorney, he knows the tactics used by insurers and uses his experience to craft compelling cases on behalf of his clients. In less than five years with our firm, he has recovered over $26,000,000 for his clients.
Our team of tenacious workers’ comp attorneys is a force to be reckoned with. We take the time to truly understand each case, and develop a unique strategy that fits our clients' needs. Our attorneys also dedicate their time and resources to charitable organizations that make a difference in the Atlanta community. Read Less
What Percentage Does A Georgia Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Get?
According to Georgia workers’ compensation law, “the fee of an attorney for services to a claimant in an amount of more than $100.00 shall be subject to the approval of the board, and no attorney shall be entitled to collect any fee or gratuity in excess of $100.00 without the approval of the board. The board shall approve no fee of an attorney for services to a claimant in excess of 25 percent of the claimant’s award of weekly benefits or settlement.
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.
A non-liability settlement is more complex because your accidental injury will be in dispute during this process. Both liability and non-liability settlements 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.
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.
Can Fou 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 is the exclusive remedy doctrine?
In Georgia, the O.C.G.A. § 34-9-11 law mandates that you have a right to obtain workers’ compensation benefits regardless of who is at fault. As long as you were injured while at your workplace, you can be compensated. This doctrine doesn’t apply in the following scenarios:
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?
Our Atlanta workers’ compensation attorneys work closely with best personal injury attorneys throughout Georgia to help you file a negligence claim. An example is if you were being paid to transport goods for your employer and got into a car wreck. You can file a third-party claim against the at-fault driver in addition to your workers’ compensation claim.
How Much Will My Weekly Benefits Be?
You can receive two-thirds of your average weekly wages up to a maximum of $800 per week. 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 receipt of medical benefits. 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:
At Hansford McDaniel LLC, we proudly represent clients from all over Georgia and throughout Alabama.
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Hansford McDaniel, LLC
1718 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 660
Atlanta, GA 30309
Consult a Georgia Workers’ Compensation Lawyer of Hansford McDaniel
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 McDaniel, LLC, now for a free consultation.