Fell At Work? Get The Benefits You Need To Get Back On Your Feet
A little trip over a piece of cracked pavement or a little slip on a newly cleaned floor can cause very serious injuries that could leave you unable to work. You may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits that can help you get back on your feet physically and financially.
At The Law Office of Bryan S. Hawkins, workers’ compensation is all we do. We have comprehensive knowledge of both the law and the process. The law and the evidence complicate workplace slip-and-fall cases. Lawyers without an in-depth understanding might turn down a valid claim on a misunderstanding that there is not sufficient evidence. We will not.
From our office in Augusta, we represent individuals who have suffered a work injury anywhere in Georgia.
What Should You Do If You Fall At Work?
When you suffer an injury at work, the most important piece of advice is to contact The Law Office of Bryan S. Hawkins for help navigating the Georgia workers’ compensation claims process. We will treat you with respect and compassion while fiercely advocating for you, but there are a few things that you should do to help your case:
- Notify your employer: There is a 30-day notification requirement under Georgia workers’ compensation law. Do not skip this step.
- Document the reason for your fall: To obtain benefits, you must show that the fall occurred while working and that there was a reason you fell such as uneven flooring, transition in flooring, spilled liquid, cluttered debris or employer-required equipment, like booties or safety devices. With the availability of technology, it is prudent to take a couple of photos of the hazard on your smart phone.
- Get medical attention: Make sure to document the injuries with a medical professional as well. We will help you get the care that you need or want if you are unhappy with your current treatment.
Don’t Let A Day Go By Without The Benefits You Need. Get A Free Consultation.
Were you injured in a slip-and-fall accident at your workplace? Get the claims process started immediately by contacting us. Schedule your free initial consultation with an attorney by calling our Augusta office at (706) 305-1130. You can also send us an email. We promptly respond to all messages.