Workers' Comp Attorney in Atlanta
Have you been injured on the job?
If someone has been injured on the job, the first and foremost question they ask is what benefits are they legally entitled to? When a worker does not know what their rights are they can be taken advantage of. A knowledgeable Atlanta workers' compensation lawyer should have all of the information you need in order to make an informed decision on your rights and benefits. At McAleer Law, experience has shown us that these decisions can make a difference in the quality of your life and your ability to support your family.
You are entitled to all necessary and reasonable medical treatment and rehabilitation that is needed to fully recover from your injury. Your employer is required to post a list of medical doctors that you can choose from in order to receive care. You are allowed one change in doctors without the permission of your employer. When circumstances dictate, you can get a second medical opinion at the expense of the insurance company. There are other benefits beyond medical treatment that you are entitled to as well.
Atlanta Workers' Comp Lawyer
Workers' comp injuries are usually classified as catastrophic or non-catastrophic. In part, this classification will help to determine what benefits you are entitled to. In our state, there are four basic types of disability benefits:
- Temporary Partial Disability - this is paid to an injured worker who returns to work, but at a lesser paying job than before the accident
- Temporary Total Disability - this is paid to a worker who is no longer able to work at all for a specific amount of time
- Permanent Partial Disability - this is paid if you suffer from a permanent disability as a result of your work-related injury
- Death Benefits - this is paid to eligible dependents in cases where the work-related injury or accident resulted in death
Workers' compensation claims can become complex and contested between the worker, the employer and the insurance company. At times, employers are unwilling or hesitant to fully compensate the injured worker. Frequently, insurance companies are going to do what they feel is in the best interests of their company. You need someone on your side with a complete knowledge of the workers' compensation laws and a successful track record in applying those laws to the benefit of the injured worker.
Contact an Atlanta workers' comp benefits attorney
when you need legal assistance to ensure that you are obtaining your full benefits under the law.