Workers’ compensation is an exclusive remedy system that provides significant protection to workers throughout the state of Georgia. If you get hurt on the job, you cannot sue an employer but instead have to make a work injury claim.
Your claim should entitle you to receive disability income if you cannot work or are on restricted duty. Your medical bills should also be covered. You should be entitled to these benefits even if your employer was not negligent or responsible for harming you. Any time you had a work injury, you should make a Georgia workers’ compensation claim.
Unfortunately, sometimes legitimate claims are denied or injured workers do not get the benefits they deserve. If this happens to you or a loved one, you need to get legal help. Parsons & Associates, P.C. represents clients throughout Atlanta, Savannah and surrounding areas. Call 770-422-9000 today to speak with an Atlanta workers’ compensation lawyer or 912-650-3993 to speak with a Savannah workers’ compensation lawyer to schedule a free consultation and to learn more about:
- What rights do workers have after a Georgia work injury?
- What types of cases can an Atlanta work injury lawyer help with?
- Why should I trust Parsons & Associates, P.C. with my work injury claim?
What Rights do Workers Have After a Georgia Work Injury?
You have the right to receive appropriate medical treatment from a qualified physician. If you see a doctor from a Physician Panel provided by your company, and you can prove your injuries are work-related, you should not have to pay your own medical bills.
You also have the right to receive benefits for loss of wages. If you cannot work either temporarily or permanently, disability benefits are available. If your earning potential is reduced due to injuries, then you may receive partial disability benefits to make up some of the difference between your pre-injury and post-injury salary.
You may receive these benefits regardless of employer negligence as long as you reported your injury, followed Georgia workers’ comp laws, and can show your injury arose out of job duties. Benefits are available for many types of workplace illnesses and injuries including:
- Overexertion/ overuse injuries such as carpal tunnel or tendinitis.
- Regional Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) or Complex Regional Pain syndrome (CRPS).
- Back injuries.
- Work-related fatalities (surviving family members/ dependents may claim benefits.)
- Illnesses such as asbestosis, mesothelioma, COPD or black lung disease due to exposure to workplace chemicals or toxins.
- Injuries from accidents on-site or off-site.
Any time you believe your job has caused you harm, you should contact a workers’ compensation lawyer. Parsons & Associates, P.C. can help injured workers in Atlanta, Savannah and surrounding areas.
What Types of Cases Can an Atlanta Work Injury Lawyer Help With?
Parsons & Associates, P.C. can help with many different issues that arise when making a work injury claim including:
- Initial injury reports.
- Filing forms, motions, pleadings and documents with the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation.
- Appealing denied injury claims.
- Disputes over covered medical treatment.
- Situations where your employer/insurer is trying to force you to return to work or attempting to stop benefits prematurely.
- Situations where you have been fired in retaliation for a workers’ comp claim or otherwise illegally dismissed after a work injury.
Insurance companies have legal departments looking out for their interests. You need an Atlanta workers’ comp lawyer or a Savannah workers’ comp lawyer to advise you of your rights, represent you in mediation or hearings, and deal with the insurance adjuster on your behalf.
Why Should I Trust Parsons & Associates, P.C. With My Work Injury Claim?
Parsons & Associates, P.C. has helped clients injured at work to recover more than $5 million in benefits. Call or contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how our firm can provide personalized one-on-one assistance after your work injury.
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.