We Have 20+ Years of Legal Experience
Obtaining workers’ compensation benefits commensurate with your needs and entitlements following a workplace accident can present considerable challenges. Insurance companies, as a common practice, tend to expeditiously contest claims as they arise, seeking ways to deny or minimize their liability. Even little issues like a missing signature on one line can completely unravel a case and leave you without benefits for even longer.
To make certain that your workers’ compensation case is going well from the start, team up with Hansford McDaniel LLC and our workers’ comp lawyers in Smyrna. We have decades of collective experience handling workers’ comp cases for people who work in all types of industries.
We can help people who work in the following industries and more:
- Law enforcement
- Emergency response
We would like to hear from you about your case. Call (770) 741-2825.
Get the Benefits You Deserve
Workers’ compensation is so useful because it can provide the following benefits and more:
- Medical: When you are hurt at work or while completing a job-related duty, you should not have to worry about any of your medical costs because workers’ compensation requires 100% of those costs to be covered for the worker. Problems can arise if the insurer argues that some of the medical care was not necessary but was elective instead.
- Wage: If you have to miss time off work due to a job-related injury, then you might be able to get wage replacement benefits and temporary disability pay. Roughly two-thirds of your average pre-injury wages can be provided to you through this benefit until you are able to work in some capacity again.
- Disability: Permanent disability pay can become available if you will miss an extended period of work – think years – or if you are never expected to fully heal from your injuries. It depends on when you reach your maximum medical improvement (MMI), what your treating physician thinks of your future disabilities, and other complicated factors.
- Vocational retraining: Your employer might be required to help you find retraining to begin a new role that accommodates your injury or disability, like switching from a position that includes manual labor to an office job. Vocational retraining can even pay for courses that allow you to start a new career at an entirely different company.
Liability Should Not Dampen Your Workers’ Comp Claim
Oftentimes, injured workers do not seek workers’ compensation benefits because they erroneously believe they are not owed any. They are told that they can’t get benefits if they caused or contributed to their workplace accident. This is not the case.
Workers’ comp is a no-fault system, so the question of who caused your accident is secondary. As long as you were hurt in what was truly an accident – as in it was not caused intentionally or due to an egregious safety rule violation – and that accident happened within the scope of your employment, you should be eligible to get workers’ compensation benefits.
Talk with Our Team – Please Dial (770) 741-2825
Did you know you only have 30 days to report your work injury to your employer in Georgia? This strict time limit means you need to start taking legal action to get workers’ compensation sooner than later. Why delay another day when our Smyrna workers’ compensation lawyers are ready and waiting to assist you? We are here to help in whatever way we can.
Schedule a free, confidential case evaluation now.
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."
At Hansford McDaniel LLC, we proudly represent clients from all over Georgia and throughout Alabama.