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Been involved in a work accident? Call Spillers Law Firm today at (678) 208-0800 for a FREE case evaluation with a Gwinnett County workers compensation attorney.
Unfortunately, far too many employees are injured in workplace accidents in Georgia. Indeed, according to the most recent government data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), approximately 80,000 people are hurt while on the job in the state on an annual basis. If you were hurt in an on-the-job accident in Gwinnett County, you need immediate medical treatment and financial relief to support your family.
Georgia has a workers’ compensation law (O.C.G.A. Title 34, Chapter 9) that provides critically important legal protections for injured employees. A person who was injured in a job-related accident may be entitled to medical coverage, wage loss benefits, and disability compensation. However, obtaining full and fair workers’ compensation benefits can often prove to be challenging.
At Spillers Law Firm, our dedicated Gwinnett County workers’ compensation attorneys are proud to fight for the legal rights and financial interests of injured workers in Georgia. If you or a loved one was hurt in a workplace accident, our law firm is standing by, ready to help you maximize your benefits. To get immediate assistance with your workers’ compensation claim, please contact us today for a free case evaluation.
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All workplace injuries require professional medical attention. You should get yourself to a doctor as soon as you can for a complete evaluation. First, this is a crucial step to protect your health and safety. Early treatment will help to ensure that you make the best possible recovery. In addition, Georgia law requires work injury victims to present medical evidence to obtain their benefits. Your workers’ compensation claim will not be successful unless you have supporting medical records.
One of the biggest mistakes that injured workers make is failing to report their accident to their employer. Under Georgia law, workers are required to report all accidents that result in injuries. The failure to do so could lead to your workers’ compensation claim being denied. You must report your injuries to your supervisor within 30 days of the accident.
Finally, to recover the full benefits that are available, you must submit a workers’ compensation claim. You generally have one year from the date of your injuries to file this claim. Though, there is no reason to wait: you should take action as soon as possible. The official workers’ compensation claim form can be found online at the website for the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation.
If you were hurt on the job in Gwinnett County, GA, you are very likely eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. With very few exceptions, Georgia’s workers’ compensation insurance covers all workers in the state. Further, this is ‘no fault’ injury coverage. You do not have to prove that your injury was caused by your employer’s negligence to recover compensation. Instead, you must simply prove the following three things:
Disputes can arise over any of these three elements. If your workers’ compensation claim has been rejected on the grounds that you do not qualify for benefits, it is critical that you take immediate action to protect your rights. You should reach out to a skilled Georgia workers’ compensation lawyer as soon as possible.
Injured Georgia workers are entitled to full medical coverage. Any medical care or treatment that is deemed necessary and that is related to the workplace accident should be covered. Of course, disputes can and do arise over what type of treatment is truly ‘necessary’. It is important that injured workers are able to get all of the medical treatment that they need to get healthy.
If your workplace injury is keeping you off the job, you are eligible to recover wage loss benefits. This compensation is paid at a level that is two thirds of your average weekly wage. In Georgia, as of early 2018, there is a maximum benefit of $575 per week.
Sadly, not all workers are able to make a full recovery from their injuries. Partial or total disability benefits are available for workers who have a long-term or permanent medical condition related to their accident. These cases are especially challenging: if you have a disability claim, you should be represented by an attorney.
Unfortunately, Georgia workers’ compensation claims are denied for a wide variety of different reasons. In all too many cases, workers’ compensation denials are unfair. The good news is that the insurance company does not get to make the final decision in your case. You have the right to file an appeal to seek your workers’ compensation benefits. At Spillers Law Firm, our Gwinnett County workers’ compensation lawyers have helped many people fight back against unjust and incorrect claims denials.
If your claim was denied, you should receive a written letter explaining the reasoning behind the rejection. You need to get this letter over to our attorneys as quickly as possible. We will be able to carefully review the rejection letter, along with the facts of your case, in order to determine what steps need to be taken to get you your full workers’ compensation benefits on appeal.
At Spillers Law Firm, our Georgia work injury lawyers have helped many Gwinnett County workers obtain the full benefits that they deserve. If you or a family member was hurt in an on the job accident, our legal team is here to help.
For a free, no strings attached case evaluation, please contact us today at (678) 208-0800. We represent injured workers throughout Gwinnett County, including in Centerville, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Suwanee, Peachtree Corners, Sugar Hill, Snellville, Duluth, Norcross, and Mountain Park.