Thousands of Georgia workers suffer injuries in the workplace each year. These injuries may arise from accidents, or even repetitive jobs actions like typing or lifting. If you recently sustained an injury at your Georgia workplace, you can file a claim to compensate you for your medical bills and other expenses.
The attorneys at ChancoSchiffer P.C. can help defend your right to fair compensation under Georgia law. Contact us to schedule a free review of your legal options. When you place a call with our community law firm, you have the comfort of knowing you’re speaking with one of our experienced attorneys – not support staff.
The workers’ compensation system in Georgia provides an important avenue of recourse for injured workers and their families. The state of Georgia mandates that most employers carry workers’ compensation benefits for their employees, which kick in after a work-related accident or injury.
The workers’ compensation system in Georgia is no-fault, which means you won’t have to prove your employer was negligent in order to collect benefits. You need only show that your accident occurred at work.
If you suffered harm on the job, take the following steps:
In order to protect the veracity of your claim, it’s essential to report your injury or accident to your employer as soon as possible. Explain what happened, as well as any symptoms you’re experiencing. Your employer will use this information to write a report which they submit to the workers’ compensation insurance company.
A workers’ compensation benefit claim will pay for your injury-related medical expenses and care. Ask your employer if you need to see an in-network employer or occupational doctor. Follow all your physician orders and complete any recommended treatments.
The workers’ compensation system can be difficult to navigate. You may have legal grounds for a claim, but your employer may not follow exact procedures or the insurance company may try to find reasons to deny your claim. Getting an attorney involved will ensure that all parties involved will take your claim more seriously, hastening your benefits timeline.
The workers’ compensation system is no-fault, which limits your ability to file a claim against your employer for negligence. On the other hand, you may be able to file a third-party claim for additional compensation for your monetary and non-monetary losses. For example, you may have a claim against the manufacturer of a defective product that caused an injury on the job. The attorneys at ChancoSchiffer P.C. can help you explore all your legal options and hold the responsible parties accountable for your damages.
If you suffered an injury or accident in the workplace, contact the lawyers at ChancoSchiffer P.C. today. We can help you gain compensation for your injuries, pain, and suffering. See the difference a community law firm can make as we treat your case with the care and attention it deserves.