If you are injured on the job in Georgia, you may be covered by your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ compensation will pay for your medical care, prescription medications, physical therapy, medical-related travel expenses and part of your lost wages.
Unfortunately, many insurance companies will try to deny your claim or pay only a fraction of your workers’ compensation benefits. When that happens, turn to the attorneys of Parsons & Associates, P.C. We fight every day for the full benefits that every injured worker deserves.
Our workers’ compensation lawyers, with offices in Atlanta and Savannah, handle all types of workers’ comp claims. Our website addresses questions we hear frequently from workers about their injuries. But remember that every workplace accident is unique and has its own particular facts and contributing factors. Our legal team can you help you understand your specific facts.
Let us review the specifics of your workplace accident and advise you of your legal rights. As part of our commitment to injured workers, we do not charge a legal fee unless we obtain compensation for you. Contact us to speak directly to Michael. We offer personal service from our offices in Atlanta and Savannah and we return all calls within 24 hours.
Common Workers’ Compensation Issues Facing Workers in Georgia
The attorneys at Parsons & Associates, P.C. understand the issues injured workers and their families face in the Atlanta metro area. The types of workers’ compensation issues we handle include:
- Denied Injury Claim – If the workers’ compensation administrator for your employer denies your injury claim, you may request a hearing from the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation. Many workers whose claims are initially denied receive benefits upon appeal. It’s important to have an experienced workers’ compensation attorney represent you at the hearing to present your strongest case. We know the medical evidence the judges are seeking in order to award benefits.
- Fired After Work Injury – An employer in Georgia can dismiss an employee who works at will, but cannot fire an injured worker as retaliation for filing a workers’ compensation claim. If you are receiving workers’ compensation and have been dismissed, talk to a knowledgeable Atlanta attorney about your legal rights. Your former employer may still owe you workers’ compensation benefits if you haven’t found another job.
- Using A Different Doctor – Injured workers in Georgia are required to receive treatment from a doctor or managed care group listed by the company. But many injured workers may benefit from an independent medical examination offering a fresh perspective on their injury and treatment. If you are frustrated with your doctor, we can help arrange an independent medical examination.
- Back Injuries – Back injuries, including spinal injuries, account for a significant number of worker injuries and loss of productivity in Georgia. Certain occupations, including nurses, nurses’ assistants, freight handlers, warehouse workers, maintenance workers and laborers, are particularly susceptible to work-related back injuries.
- Work-Related Death Cases – Georgia reported 107 fatal workplace accidents in 2011, according to federal statistics. Under Georgia’s workers’ compensation program, the family of workers killed in workplace accidents may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, including burial expenses. It’s important to talk to a compassionate lawyer who represents workers and their families to be sure your family has financial security after the loss of a loved one.
- RSD/CRPS Injuries – Dealing with chronic pain and obtaining workers’ compensation coverage can be frustrating if your doctor cannot identify a cause for your pain. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) or complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), turn to an experienced Atlanta workers’ compensation lawyer for guidance. We have experience obtaining benefits for people who have been diagnosed with these nerve disorders.
- Overuse Injuries – Injuries such as tendinitis and carpal tunnel syndrome develop gradually rather than from a specific workplace accident. That can present complications for workers seeking workers’ comp benefits on their own. There is not one specific date when the injury occurred, as there is with a traumatic accident. Workers who develop work-related overuse injuries are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
Let an Atlanta or Savannah workers’ compensation attorney focus on obtaining your benefits so you can focus on your health and recovery after a workplace injury. Call Parsons & Associates, P.C. today!
J. Michael Parsons
At one time, attorney J. Michael Parsons was a lawyer who defended employers and insurance companies. But he grew disillusioned working for large corporations. He decided to launch his own law practice devoted to achieving fair compensation for injured workers.