What Is Workers’ Compensation?
Some people are unsure what workers’ compensation is. Workers’ compensation involves on the job work-related injuries. It does not include wrongful termination cases or employment discrimination cases, which are a separate area of law called “Employment Law.” If you have a general question about Employment Law, we are still happy to point you in the right direction, so please do not hesitate to call; however, our focus is exclusively on workers’ compensation law.
Workers’ compensation is a four-pronged benefit system that offers:
It is important to realize that workers’ compensation is also a contested benefit system. The other side literally has their own attorney arguing that you are not that injured or you do not need surgery. The opposition may also argue you do not deserve compensation for your missed work time or even survivor’s benefits and burial expenses for the death of a loved one. Facing this situation alone can feel intimidating.
Having an advocate who understands the law, the insurance company’s strategy, and has relationships with local doctors is important. Strong workers’ compensation legal advocacy includes fighting for fair and accurate permanent partial disability ratings, helping injured workers access the best doctors and surgeons for their recovery and helping injured workers through these difficult times. No attorney can promise any result in your case but I will promise to use my skills and experience to work for you aggressively and to find the best resolution possible for your case.
The Clock Is Ticking, Call Today
Many attorneys aim to settle as many cases as they can, but my goal begins with getting you feeling better. There will be a time for settlement, but that time may not be right away. We are not a settlement mill. Our goal is to make a difference in your life.
Some injured workers forego hiring a workers’ compensation attorney because they do not believe they can afford it. The reality is workers’ compensation attorneys, like me, only get paid if you win. This is called a contingency fee, and it is set by Georgia law at 25% for Georgia workers’ compensation claims. Call today at 706-496-7575 for a free no-obligation consultation.