If you suffered an on-the-job injury and are now struggling to get the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve, an East Point workers’ compensation lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to help. We know how the Georgia workers’ comp laws function and can help you determine your expected benefit amount. We can help you to take action to secure your benefits based on the facts of your case.
Reach out to Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today to learn more about your qualifications and how we can help you. Call (404) 888-8888 now to speak to a member of our team.
Georgia Workers’ Compensation Laws Provide Most Workers with Coverage
The details of Georgia workers’ compensation benefits, limits, and other regulations are found under Official Code of Georgia (OCGA) §34-9. These laws protect workers hurt on the job, providing for coverage of medical expenses, partial wage losses, and more. This coverage is not based on fault and provides the benefits you need without having to file a civil lawsuit. In fact, in many cases, you may not be able to file a lawsuit against your employer after a workplace accident, although you may be able to hold a liable third-party legally responsible.
Under these laws, most employers in the state with three or more part-time or full-time workers must provide workers’ compensation coverage. This coverage must provide benefits when an employee:
- Suffers injuries in a workplace accident;
- Has a chronic use injury that their doctor believes is work-related; or
- Is diagnosed with a work-related illness.
While workers’ compensation benefits in Georgia are administered through the State Board of Workers’ Compensation (SBWC), employers must pay for insurance for all employees if they meet the criteria for having to provide coverage. If they fail to do so and an employee suffers injuries and needs coverage, the company could face legal trouble.
To learn more about how workers’ compensation works in Georgia, speak with Bader Scott Injury Lawyers. We provide complimentary reviews of these cases and can help you understand if you are covered.
For a free legal consultation with a workers compensation lawyer serving East Point, call (404) 888-8888
Let Our Team Help with Your East Point Job Site Injury Case
An East Point workers’ compensation lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers will accept your case if we believe we can help you secure the benefits you need and deserve. Many people can navigate the workers’ compensation claims process on their own without a problem. They receive their benefits as expected and there are no major issues to navigate. However, this does not always happen. This is when our team can step in and help by taking over the claims process and seeking the benefits you need to cover your medical bills and lost wages.
We provide these services based on contingency. Our team can represent you with no out-of-pocket payments from you or your family. We recover our legal fees from the settlement or payout you receive because of our work. If we cannot win compensation in your case, we will not get paid.
If you have questions about our services or want to get started with a complimentary case review with a team member from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, call us today at (404) 888-8888. Our team is here to help you.
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Georgia Workers’ Compensation Benefits Following an East Point Accident
At Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, we believe injured workers deserve workers’ compensation benefits that provide the coverage their employer promises them. When approved and paid out as required under the state law, this could include:
- Coverage of all medical treatment costs and related expenses
- Rehabilitation and therapy required to heal from injuries
- A portion of their usual pay, known as income benefits
- Job training benefits if they cannot return to their previous work
- Death and burial benefits for workers who pass away from their injuries
It is important to note that workers do not begin receiving income benefits immediately when they miss work. Under OCGA §34-9-220, these benefits become available if they’ve been unable to work for seven days. Workers who miss at least 21 days of work will receive pay for their initial seven days at that time. If they do not miss three weeks or more of work, they will not receive pay for the initial seven-day period.
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Time Limits for On-the-Job Accident Injury Claims
In general, you likely only have up to thirty days to file a workers’ compensation claim. For this reason, it is important that you speak with human resources or another appointed person at your job as soon as you learn of a work-related injury. Reach out to a lawyer if you experience any concerns.
In some cases, it may be possible to build a case for additional financial recovery if a third party caused your injuries. For example, if a delivery person struck you with their vehicle while you were working in the parking lot at work, you may be able to build a case against the employer of the delivery truck as well. This could result in an insurance settlement or taking the case to civil court.
Keep in mind that in the event you need to go to court, you only have two years to do so, according to OCGA §9-3-33. We advise speaking to a lawyer about your case as soon as possible.
Speak to a Member of Our Workers’ Compensation Team Today
If you are struggling to get the workers’ compensation benefits you need and deserve following an on-the-job injury or illness, an East Point workers’ compensation lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to represent you and help you navigate the process for filing your claim or appealing a denial. We may be able to secure the benefits you deserve or reach a settlement that compensates you properly for your losses.
Reach out to Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today to learn more about your options based on your unique circumstances. Call (404) 888-8888 now to discuss your options with our team and determine how we may be able to help.