Common Issues In Georgia Work Injury Claims
There is no doubt that the workers’ compensation claims process in Georgia is complicated. It takes time and experience to learn how to successfully navigate the process and maximize your benefits.
“Bryan is experienced enough to know a great deal about workers’ compensation cases and young enough to have a lot of fire.” — Client testimonial
With Our Experience, It’s Like Having The Other Team’s Playbook
At The Law Office of Bryan S. Hawkins, we do not dabble in workers’ compensation law. It is all we do. Attorney Bryan S. Hawkins has dedicated his entire practice to workers’ compensation. His former role as a workers’ comp defense lawyer drove him to help the injured — and he brought his knowledge with him. At The Law Office of Bryan S. Hawkins, we don’t react to your opponent’s challenges; we anticipate them.
We Can Handle Any Challenge, But There Are A Few You Should Know About
We know how to anticipate challenges and issues in your workers’ compensation case, but there are some common issues in work injury claims that you should know about. These include:
- 30-day notice requirement: When you are injured, notify your employer immediately. O.C.G.A. 34-9-80 requires notice within 30 days. Although there are exceptions, meeting this requirement is the best way to preserve your rights.
- Has an insurer or employer denied your workers’ comp claim? Do not get frustrated; contact us. Many claims are denied, especially if you do not have representation. We can help you appeal.
- Medical treatment: You are entitled to medical treatment for your injuries. It is important that you get it and keep all of your doctor’s appointments.
- Was your pre-existing condition aggravated by a work accident? You do not need to be in perfect health to suffer an injury or illness that qualifies you for benefits.
- The insurance company will likely conduct surveillance: Insurance companies often survey claimants in an attempt to find evidence to deny or underpay a claim. Do not panic but be mindful of their presence.
- Safely returning to work: You have the right to return to work based on your medical needs not your employer’s needs.
- What will representation cost?: You pay us nothing unless you recover benefits. Period. This includes litigation costs, like filing fees.
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Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation. We represent injured workers statewide, and we have two convenient office locations. Call our office in Augusta at 706-813-0259. You can also send us an email. We promptly return all messages.