All employees have a right to a safe workplace, and any accident on the job that results in an injury may be eligible for workers’ compensation. Even if the accident was simply an employees’ fault, he or she may still be eligible for workers compensation. Our workers compensations attorneys have the experience and professionalism to get you the compensation you deserve.
In Georgia, workers’ compensation, sometimes called workers’ comp, is a mandated insurance program that provides compensation to employees who suffer job-related injuries and illnesses. It is designed to provide specific income benefits and payments for work-related injuries. The worker does not have to prove negligence or fault on the part of their employer, a co-worker, a customer, or some third party. Usually, in exchange for getting these guaranteed benefits, the employee does not have the right to sue the employer in court for damages.
The federal government has a workers’ comp program for federal and certain other types of employees.
Why You Need An Attorney to Help You File a Claim
In Georgia, workers’ compensation law is very complicated and includes certain requirements and deadlines that must be met to receive full compensation. Our workers’ compensation attorneys have over 40 years combined experience prosecuting and defending workers’ compensation claims, including catastrophic and death cases. Our experience can work for you, as our attorneys will help you navigate successfully through the workers compensation process, including investigating whether employer negligence or a third-party equipment manufacturer contributed to the accident.
Often, workers’ compensation claims will be denied by carriers. Our Southside Injury Attorneys can help you navigate this process to prove you have a legitimate claim and get you the compensation you deserve. Having an experienced attorney on your side will give you a better chance at recieving the benefits you’re entitled to, as well as possible additional benefits our attorneys may find for you.
Put our expertise to work for you. Smith, Welch, Webb & White offers free consultations for workers’ compensation cases:
- Back Injuries
- Neck Injuries
- Slip and Fall
- Repetitive Stress Injuries
- Many other types of workers’ compensation injuries
Construction workers are at particularly high risk for injuries on the job. Falls are one of the most common causes of serious work-related injuries in Georgia, and results of a fall can range from temporary debilitation’s to death. Falling from an elevated area at a construction site, such as a ladder or a scaffold, only increases your risk of injury on the job.
However, work does not need to be very active to cause injury. The modern-day workplace often utilizes technology and machinery that requires a very limited range of motion to operate. Many jobs associated with conducting repetitive tasks for long periods of time can cause work-related injuries that need to be addressed. Injuries due to overuse and repetitive motions are commonly found in the wrist, elbow, knee, shoulders, neck or back. Common symptoms of injuries due to overuse include pain, numbness, weakness, tingling and burning and may require surgery and time off of work to recover.
What we can provide
Workers’ compensation claims can be very complex. During our free consultation there are many questions we can answer. Such as:
- What doctors can I see?
- What if I have to change providers or miss an appointment?
- Does my company have to pay for my mileage?
- Who pays for my prescriptions?
- Can I be fired in Georgia if I make a Workers’ Compensation claim?
- Is there a time limit for filing a workers’ compensation claim?
Contact us today or head to Southside Injury Attorneys, our personal injury division, to schedule your free consultation today and get the compensation you deserve.
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