Workers’ compensation provides lost wages and medical care to workers injured on the job. You can earn up to 2/3 of your average weekly wage and get all of your medical care covered if you are hurt on the job. If you get hurt on the job, you cannot sue an employer but instead have to file a work injury claim. There are very strict time limitations to file your claim and you must provide notice to your employer of your job injury.
Your workmans comp claim should entitle you to receive weekly income if you cannot work or are on light duty. Your medical bills should also be paid by your employer. You will be entitled to the weekly pay and medical care even if your employer was negligent or responsible for harming you or if the accident was your fault. Workmans Comp is a no fault system. If you have had a work injury, you should immediately notify your employer and make sure that they have made a claim. It is best to get this in writing.
Unfortunately, sometimes workmans comp 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 a workers’ compensation lawyer or 912-303-5850 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?
Do not go to the doctor that the insurance company chooses for you. You must insist on seeing the Panel of Physicians and immediately call me to avoid going to the "company doctor". You have the right to receive appropriate medical care from a doctor that specializes in the condition that you are suffering from. You do not have to see a company "doc in a box" if you have carpal tunnel syndrome, a ruptured disc in your spine or a torn rotator cuff.
You also have the right to receive your lost wages. In Georgia workmans comp claims, you can get 2/3 of your average wages up to $675 per week according to Georgia law. If you worked overtime or had a per diem allowance, this can also help you receive a higher average weekly wage if you are hurt on the job.
You may receive workman's comp even if it your job injury was your fault as long as you report your injury and can show that your injury was related to your job. Benefits are available for many types of workplace injuries including:
- Overexertion/ overuse injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome or tendinitis.
- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).
- Back injuries, herniated disc or spondylosis.
- Death on the job.
- Heart attack or stroke on the job.
- Illnesses such as asbestosis, mesothelioma, COPD or black lung disease due to exposure to workplace chemicals or toxins.
- Accidents in parking lots or traveling on the job.
If you were hurt on the job and you need help with your workmans comp case, please call Attorney Michael Parsons. We can help injured workers in Atlanta, Savannah, Brunswick, Columbus, Macon and surrounding areas.How Can an Attorney Help with my Claim?
Parsons & Associates, P.C. can help with many different issues that arise when making a work injury claim including:
- Assisting with settlement including providing a free settlement evaluation and analysis.
- Initial injury reports.
- Choosing your own doctor.
- Fighting for you in court to prove your case.
- Refusing an unsuitable light duty job.
- Filing forms, motions, pleadings and documents with the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation.
- Appealing denied injury claims.
- Attending settlement mediations.
- Disputes over covered medical treatment.
- Situations where your employer/insurer is trying to force you to return to work or trying 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 over 25 years experience and has helped clients injured at work to recover more than $30 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.