Workers’ Compensation Hearings in Georgia
Guidance from Our Atlanta Workers’ Comp Lawyers
Workers’ compensation claims can be complicated and confusing—especially when they are denied. That is why it is so important to have a skilled, understanding, and knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorney in Atlanta behind your case. At the Law Offices of Nathaniel F. Hansford, LLC, we are dedicated to representing workers who have been hurt while on the job. We have 20+ years of combined experience and have a background in employer and insurance defense.
What else makes our firm qualified to guide you through your hearing?
- Selected to the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ list from 2011-2014
- Lead attorney holds a 10.0 Superb rating on Avvo
- 100% free initial consultations and contingency fee representation
- Million-dollar case results over the years
Don’t go through your workers’ compensation hearing alone. Call (770) 629-9321 to set up an appointment.
What Happens if My Claim Is Denied?
If your workers’ compensation claim has been denied, we move forward with filing a hearing, which will be in front of an administrative law judge. Many injured workers have never been required to appear or testify in court. At the Law Offices of Nathaniel F. Hansford, LLC, our Atlanta, Georgia workers’ compensation lawyers are here to advise you on the hearing process.
Over the years, Mr. Hansford has tried many workers’ compensation trials gaining extensive experience in front of the State Board of Workers' Compensation. He can help you summarize your accident and injuries, prepare a timeline of medical treatment, identify any current symptoms and limitations / disabilities, and even gather witness testimony from coworkers to prepare for your hearing.
What to Expect During a Hearing
There are no juries involved in any workers’ compensation hearing. Instead, the judge hears the testimony, reviews the documents submitted by the parties and makes a “finding of fact.”
Once the parties are finished representing evidence, the judge at a workers’ compensation hearing usually does not make a ruling on the issues in dispute. Instead, the attorneys prepare a written brief which is considered the closing argument of the case. The judge will then apply the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Act to the fact to reach his / her decision.
Have more questions about the hearing process? You can contact our Atlanta workers’ compensation attorneys at (770) 629-9321.