If you’ve been injured while on the job, it’s important to know your options. Your employer should take care of your needs, but there are cases where you may consider pursuing legal action to get the compensation you need and deserve. The first thing you need to ask yourself is – Do I have a case to sue?
Do I have a case to sue?
Maybe! The term sue is probably not the correct term to use since filing a workers’ compensation claim is actually an administrative hearing before an administrative law judge or ALJ. All employers in Georgia are required to have workers’ compensation insurance if they have three or more employees. Workers’ compensation insurance was created to help injured employees and pays a portion of lost income, authorized medical treatment and a permanent partial disability rating at the end of the case.
If your injury is severe and requires extensive medical treatment or surgery you have a good case for receiving benefits from your employer’s insurance company. It is important that you speak to an experienced attorney as soon as possible after a serious injury so you can get quality medical care and expedite your lost time benefits. If you only have a minor strain, which only causes you to lose a day or two from work you probably would not need an attorney unless the employer just refuses to pay your medical bills.
Talk To A Workers Compensation Attorney.
In your initial consultation with The Hendon Law Firm, we will ask you about your accident and injury, who you reported the injury to, and what kind of medical treatment you have received. We can help you verify whether or not you are receiving the appropriate amount to compensate you for lost time and can potentially help you change doctors if you are concerned about the treatment you are receiving with the insurance company’s doctor. Getting appropriate and helpful medical care is critical to the value of your case.
Providing advice to guarantee that our clients are protected under the law and treated fairly is our number one priority. If you have been in an accident and want to see what your options are, call us for a free initial consultation at (770)284-3737.