A Workers' Comp Overview
How does an attorney help?
Workers' compensation, in all but a few circumstances, is a requirement for all employers in the state of Georgia. In exchange for not filing a civil suit against an employer, it allows a worker to receive compensation if they have been injured on the job. A worker can receive weekly benefits for the wages they are not currently earning. Medical expenses for the full course of your treatment are allowable, as are some expenses related to your medical care and rehabilitation.
In certain cases, a worker can still file a civil suit against a negligent third party that was the cause of an accident or injury. An Atlanta workers' compensation attorney works with clients to investigate the cause of an accident and towards securing workers' comp benefits. These benefits are intended to assist you to return to work as quickly as possible and in good health. At The McAleer Law Firm, we have seen the workers' compensation system work both correctly and incorrectly with our clients. Insurance companies have become skilled in defending against workers' compensation claims. At times, employers will try to disallow a valid claim or lessen the amount of benefits that are owed. Our job is to make certain that you know your rights and options and to provide the best possible outcome in your case.
Workers' Compensation Lawyer in Atlanta
You have a right to the medical care and treatment that you need. Your doctor bills, prescriptions, hospital bills and physical therapy should be paid by workers' compensation. You have the right to choose between at least 6 doctors who will treat you and are allowed to changes doctors once without getting the permission of your employer. You have a right to wages lost due to your injury. There are specific types of wage benefits that are within your rights, depending on the severity of your injury and your ability to work or not.
If there is a civil suit to be filed due to third party negligence, it is still important that your workers' compensation claims be processed quickly so that you and your family can receive the compensation that is needed. While a lawsuit can be lengthy, workers' compensation benefits can begin once the claim is validated. We would like to work with you and your family towards successfully resolving your workers' compensation claims.
Contact a Workers' Compensation Lawyer in Atlanta
to assist you and your family with any workers' compensation matters.