If you were injured at work in Mableton or elsewhere in Cobb County, Georgia, but you cannot get the workers’ compensation benefits you need or have other questions about your case, Bader Scott Injury Lawyers is here for you. Our team provides complimentary consultations for workers hurt on the job, sick from exposure, or diagnosed with a chronic work-related injury.
A Mableton workers’ compensation lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to help you recover the benefits you need to seek other damages. Let us review your options for free today.
Getting Your Workers’ Compensation Benefits After a Workplace Injury
Georgia’s workers’ compensation law, OCGA §34-9, applies to almost all employers in the state. If your workplace has at least three workers, they must pay for these benefits on behalf of every employee. This ensures that those who qualify have access to benefits after an accident, incident, illness, or chronic injury.
These benefits should provide:
- Medical costs, including rehabilitation and therapy expenses
- Partial wage loss coverage called income benefits
- Additional benefits
- Job training if you have permanent or long-term injuries and disabilities
- Death and burial benefits for workers that pass away
We Can Determine if You Qualify for Benefits
If the workers’ compensation law covers your workplace, you should be able to get benefits if:
- You were hurt at work, such as in an accident.
- You have a chronic use injury related to work tasks.
- The doctor diagnoses you with a workplace illness, often associated with exposure to chemicals or another substance.
Your benefits will not begin as soon as you notify your employer about your injuries. Instead, OCGA §34-9-220 provides that they start on your eighth day away from work. You will receive income benefits for the first week if you miss at least three weeks of work for your injuries.
If you did not get approved for benefits or have some other issue getting workers’ compensation, the Bader Scott Injury Lawyers team will assess your case to determine how we can help. We may be able to appeal a decision, negotiate a settlement, or even file a claim against a responsible third party who caused your injuries.
For a free legal consultation with a workers compensation lawyer serving Mableton, call (404) 888-8888
Our Team Has a History of Securing Workers’ Compensation Settlements
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers knows how workers’ compensation should work in Georgia. If you were hurt at work in Mableton or elsewhere in the greater Atlanta area, and there is a problem with your workers’ compensation benefits, we are here for you. We may be able to help you get benefits started, get the right amount of income benefits, or take other steps to help.
We understand how difficult it is to suffer injuries or illness and not be able to work to pay your bills. When you do not receive the benefits you need and deserve based on the coverage provided by your employer, this situation is even worse.
Our team represents our clients based on contingency. You do not need to pay us anything out of your pocket. Instead, we receive our attorney’s fees from the compensation we recover for you.
Some of our case results for workers hurt on the job include:
- $5.25 million in a personal injury and workers’ compensation case where the worker lives with paralysis
- $2 million for workers’ compensation for our client with a traumatic brain injury
- $1.9 million in workers’ compensation coverage after an injury caused the worker to suffer paralysis
- $500,000 in workers’ compensation for our client who sustained an amputation
You can speak with the team at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers for free today to learn more about your options.
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Can I Sue Someone to Recover Compensation for My Injuries?
In the vast majority of cases, workers cannot sue their employers following a workplace injury. However, this does not mean you can never file a lawsuit based on your injury case. If a third party’s careless or reckless actions led to your accident and injuries, they may be held accountable.
For example, imagine you were helping to unload a delivery truck at your job when the delivery truck driver backed into you. It may be possible to build a third-party claim against the driver and their employer for this careless action.
A Mableton workers’ compensation lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to gather evidence and develop an argument to show your injuries occurred due to the driver’s bad behavior. Georgia law would allow you to hold their company vicariously liable in most cases, as well.
You Have a Limited Time to Recover Damages
In addition to having a viable workers’ compensation claim, we can also help you file a personal injury claim against the negligent party.
Some compensable losses in your case could include:
- Medical needs and expenses
- Full lost wages, not a partial payment like workers’ compensation
- Additional out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering and other intangible damages
Our team from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can determine if this type of civil action may be possible based on the facts of your injury case today during your free case review.
We recommend calling as soon as you can. Under OCGA §9-3-33, we generally have two years following an incident to sue the liable parties, but there are exceptions that cut into this time significantly.
Reach Our Team Today About Your Mableton Workers’ Compensation Injuries
A Mableton workers’ compensation lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to help you secure the medical care coverage and income benefits you need after you get hurt at work in Georgia. We will evaluate your case and options for compensation for free today.
You can speak with a team member now by calling Bader Scott Injury Lawyers at
(404) 888-8888. We want to help you with your workers’ compensation benefits and determine if you may have other options for recovering additional payouts.