Many people think the workers' comp process is straightforward and that the insurance company is on their side. However, this is not always the case. Having a knowledgeable attorney on your side is important, and can provide many benefits. When it comes to pursuing compensation for a workplace accident or illness, it is important to do whatever it takes to heighten your chances of success. The medical bills can quickly pile up, and you may be unable to return to work for weeks, months, or even years. Our firm has represented hundreds of injured workers over the past 2 decades. We will discuss your options and use tailored legal strategies for your case.
In general, there are 3 main benefits to hiring a workers’ compensation lawyer. An attorney can:
- Help you correctly file the paperwork. Problems with paperwork, such as incomplete or incorrect information, typos, and other errors, may cause your claim to be denied. It is important to pay attention to the details, and to provide your employer with complete and accurate information. An attorney will look over your documents, discuss important information, and help you gather evidence if necessary. Furthermore, an attorney will be able to determine the amount of compensation you may be entitled to based on your situation.
- Help you meet tight deadlines. In the state of Georgia, workers only have 30 days to notify their employer after an accident. This means you only have 30 days to tell your employer once you have suffered an on-the-job injury. If you miss this deadline, your claim may be denied. It is important to pay attention to the timeline of your case, and having an attorney is helpful. While you focus on getting the treatment you need, your lawyer will ensure your claim is being processed in a timely manner.
- Help you appeal your claim if it is denied. Workers’ compensation claims may be denied for a variety of reasons. If you miss a deadline, fail to notify your employer, or wait to see a doctor after your accident, the insurance company may dispute your claim. It is important to hire a lawyer to uphold your right to a settlement. You will need to gather evidence, such as witness statements and medical records. An attorney can take care of the necessary details so you don’t have to face the appeals process on your own.
The Law Offices of Nathaniel F. Hansford, LLC Is Here to Help
At The Law Offices of Nathaniel F. Hansford, LLC, we provide experienced legal services to clients who have suffered on-the-job injuries and illnesses. With more than 20 years of experience, our Atlanta workers’ comp attorneys will answer your questions and guide you through the process. From start to finish, our lawyers will use tailored legal strategies to uphold your right to workers’ comp benefits.
Contact our firm today to receive a free initial consultation.