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  • Catastrophic Injury $4.1 Million
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  • Workers' Compensation $2 Million
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  • Knee Injury $600 Thousand
  • Workers' Compensation $575 Thousand

Atlanta Workers' Compensation Attorneys

Award-Winning Firm Taking Cases Throughout Georgia & Alabama

The Law Offices of Nathaniel F. Hansford, LLC is dedicated to advocating for injured workers. If you have been hurt on the job due to a catastrophic accident, do not hesitate to reach out to our Atlanta workers’ compensation lawyers. We handle cases across Georgia and Alabama, boasting a track record of million-dollar case results. Our legal team understands how dangerous the work environment can be, which is why we are here to represent you through this trying time.
Should You Hire A Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?

Commonly Asked Questions About Workers' Compensation

What is Workers' Compensation?

Most employers will not actually educate their employees about the nuances of workers’ compensation. To put it into basic terms, workers’ compensation is a form of accident insurance purchased by employers – when mandated by the State – that helps injured employees pay for medical bills, rehabilitation costs, and some of their lost wages. The goal of workers’ compensation is assisting the recovery of an injured worker so he or she can come back to work sooner than later.

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.

Do I Need to Hire a Workers' Comp Attorney?

If you have sustained a serious injury in the workplace, it is absolutely a good idea to consult with an attorney for two reasons. The first reason is that there are several deadlines that you must meet in order to avoid losing your ability to collect money for your injury. Even missing one deadline can cost you your case. The second reason is that an attorney can help ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injury and that you aren’t denied benefits that you are entitled to. Work injury victims sometimes question the need for a workers’ compensation lawyer and believe they can handle their claim on their own. Although employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance, it is entirely possible that your claim could be denied — our Atlanta workers' compensation attorneys protect your rights against unfair employers and their insurance providers.If you have sustained a serious injury in the workplace, it is absolutely a good idea to consult with an attorney for two reasons. The first reason is that there are several deadlines that you must meet in order to avoid losing your ability to collect money for your injury. Even missing one deadline can cost you your case. The second reason is that an attorney can help ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injury and that you aren’t denied benefits that you are entitled to.

How Do I Appeal a Denied Claim?

When you’re hurting from a workplace accident, few things will be as frustrating as being told that your claim was denied. Thankfully, that’s not the end of your claim, though. You probably still have the chance to appeal the denial, which involves requesting a hearing, mediating with the insurance company, and, possibly, going before the state’s Appellate Division. Handling the appeal process on your own can be difficult and stressful, so we recommend working with an experienced Atlanta workers' comp attorney.

Who Will Take Care of My Medical Bills?

After a workplace injury, one of your most important benefits through workers’ compensation will be covered for your necessary medical bills. Typically, if you are taken to an in-network urgent care or emergency room department for treatment, then the insurance company is required to pay for those initial treatments, even if it tries to deny the claim later. Sometimes, an insurer can be required to pay up to a certain minimum amount of medical treatments, too, even after denying the claim.

Is Workers’ Comp Available from Your Employer?

Workers’ compensation has to be provided by any Georgia employer that has three or more employees. This employee minimum threshold includes part-time workers, so don’t be convinced that you don’t have workers’ compensation just because you are part-time and employed by a small mom-and-pop shop.

Ensuring You Get the Compensation You Are Owed

From difficulty getting back to work to challenges with covering medical bills, you may be anxious about what comes next following a workplace accident. The good news? Our Atlanta workers’ comp attorneys at the Law Offices of Nathaniel F. Hansford, LLC are here to guide you through the process and fight for the just outcome you deserve. Our firm is multi-lingual, offers free case evaluations, and remains easily accessible to our clients.
Frequently Asked Questions

What Benefits Can You Get from Workers’ Comp?

The most common and arguably the most important type of workers’ compensation benefit is coverage for medical costs. You should not have to pay for any of the necessary medical treatment related to your work injury.

Medical benefits through workers’ compensation should pay for the following and more:

  • Emergency medical care
  • Hospitalization
  • Prescriptions
  • Copays and deductibles

Trouble can arise if the insurance company tries to argue that your medical care is not necessary because elective or optional medical treatments are not covered.

You can get disability pay if your injury makes you miss an extended time from work. The permanency of your disability and how it prevents you from working will determine the duration of your disability pay. Workers’ compensation benefits can also include financial coverage for vocational retraining services, such as training or education to start a new career if your injury prevents you from ever returning to your previous employment.

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.

What Should I Do If My Case Was Denied?

In the State of Georgia, the State Board of Workers’ Compensation will agree to review any disagreements regarding workers’ comp claims. There are several stages in this process including: filing the notice of the claim, mediation, workers’ compensation hearing, SBWC appellate review, and appealing to the courts. No matter how small your claim, it is important to seek out an Atlanta workers’ compensation lawyer to assist you with your denied claim. This process can be complicated and overwhelming and our 20+ years of experience can help you seek the maximum compensation that you deserve.

Can You Get Workers’ Comp If You Caused Your Injury?

Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system, which means that liability for a work accident is usually not a determining factor. You can admit to your employer that your mistake is what caused you to suffer your injury, and you should still be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Insurance companies can try to deny your claim if you admit to egregious negligence or intentional wrongdoing, though. For example, if you admitted that you were intoxicated on the job when you fell off a ladder, then your workers’ comp claim would most likely be denied pending an investigation.

Do You Have to Tell Your Boss About Your Accident?

You should always tell your boss, supervisor, or employer about your workplace accident as soon as possible. The sooner that your employer knows about what happened, the sooner they can interact with their insurance provider to get you worker’s compensation benefits.

In many states, you need to inform your employer within 30 days or less of your workplace accident and injury. If more than a month goes by and nothing has been said, then the insurer will have room to doubt the legitimacy of your injury or its connection to your work. Do not give them an extra chance to deny your benefits by waiting too long. Tell your employer the same or next day about any injury, even those that seem relatively minor.

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