We Have 20+ Years of Legal Experience
Getting the workers’ compensation benefits you need and deserve after a workplace accident can be a challenge. Insurance companies often look for ways to slap down claims as soon as they crop up. 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 The Law Offices of Nathaniel F. Hansford, 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.
At the Law Offices of Nathaniel F. Hansford, LLC, we proudly represent clients from all over Georgia and throughout Alabama.