When you suffer a workplace injury in Georgia, there are several steps that must be taken in order to ensure that you can obtain workers’ compensation benefits.
These steps include the following:
Once you have provided notification, the employer’s insurance company should review your claim, and, ideally, your claim will be approved in a timely manner. If you do not hear back from your employer on whether your claim is approved, or if you receive a denial of your claim, then you should contact an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer as soon as possible to get assistance if you have not already done so.
Workers’ compensation is usually the only way to obtain compensation from an employer after a workplace accident. Injured workers are generally not allowed to file a personal injury lawsuit as victims are in other types of personal injury cases. This means that if your claim is denied and you do not appeal, or if you miss the deadlines, you might not be able to get the money you need to pay your medical bills and to cover your lost wages after a workplace injury. Do not take this chance. Get legal help so you have an advocate working for you as soon as possible after your accident.
An Atlanta workplace injury lawyer at Parsons & Associates, P.C., can help you navigate the workers’ comp system every step of the way, from making an initial claim, to appealing a denial of benefits, to disputing an award amount, to fighting an order to return to work too soon.
To learn more about how we can assist you after you’ve suffered an injury at work, contact us now at 770-422-9000, or fill out our online contact form for a free and confidential claim review. We return calls within 24 hours from our offices in Atlanta and Savannah.