Atlanta Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Workplace injuries are covered by workers’ compensation insurance. While filing a workers’s compensation claim may seem straightforward, it may not be. Your claim may be denied, you may have issues receiving your benefits, or the insurance company may claim you were injured outside of the workplace. If you were injured on the job in Atlanta, the legal team at the Hines Law Firm can help. Our Atlanta workers’ compensation lawyers can handle your case and guide you through the complex claims process. They can also ensure you receive the benefits you deserve and handle all interactions with the insurance company, allowing you to focus on your recovery and moving on with your life.

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How Can An Atlanta Workers’ Compensation Attorney Help?

During the workers’ compensation claims process, the insurance company may treat you unfairly. Your claim may be denied, your payments may be delayed, or the insurance company may claim that you have not provided enough proof. Your employer may refuse to corroborate your story or may have failed to submit your claim in time. If you’re dealing with any of the above issues, you may feel overwhelmed and frustrated. In these situations, it’s important to contact an Atlanta workers’ comp lawyer at the Hines Law Firm as soon as possible.

When you hire an attorney on our legal team, they will fight for the full and fair workers’ comp benefits you deserve.

At the Hines Law Firm, our workers’ comp attorneys will act as your advocate and will fight to help you recover the maximum amount of benefits you’re owed and ensure that your employer doesn’t bypass any steps of the process. Our legal team will also handle all communication with the insurance company on your behalf.

How Do You Know If You Are Eligible for Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

If you were hurt on the job in Atlanta, Georgia, you must have a physical injury to qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. You may be entitled to a full salary award, depending on the severity of your injuries. A workers’ comp lawyer at the Hines Law Firm can review your claim and advise you on how to proceed with your case.

What Do Workers’ Comp Benefits Cover?

Workers’ compensation benefits will cover:

  • Medical expenses for necessary treatment, including surgery, diagnostic imaging, doctor’s appointments, hospitalization, and other treatment.
  • Occupational therapy and physical therapy treatment
  • Travel expenses that are related to treatment for your injuries
  • Temporary disability benefits, which consist of two-thirds of your average weekly pay
  • If your doctor issues a disability rating that complies with the American Medical Association Guidelines, you may receive additional compensation for permanent partial disability
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Can I Sue My Employer?

You cannot sue your employer for damages. However, you can file a third-party claim. If a negligent third-party caused your injury you can file a claim to recover additional compensation.

Third parties can include:

  • Suppliers
  • General contractors
  • Vendors
  • Manufacturers of defective products
  • Property owners

Workers’ compensation benefits may not be enough to cover the full cost of your damages. If you are eligible to file a third-party lawsuit, you can seek compensation for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Future medical care costs
  • Mental anguish
  • Property damage
  • Reduced earning potential
  • The full amount of lost income
  • Loss of consortium
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Permanent disability

What Are Common Causes of Workplace Injuries?

Common causes of injuries in the workplace include:

  • Auto accidents
  • Unsafe work conditions
  • Electrocution
  • Dangerous or defective equipment
  • Exposure to harmful substances
  • Fires
  • Lack of safety protection
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Lifting heavy objects
  • Repetitive motions
  • Falls from heights

What to Do After You’ve Been Injured at Work

  • If you are injured at work, the first step is to notify your employer. You will have thirty days to notify your employer of your injury.
  • Contact a workers’ compensation attorney at the Hines Law Firm to schedule a free consultation.
  • Do not sign papers or provide a recorded statement for the insurance company or your employer without first contacting an attorney. You’re not required by law to give a claims adjuster or employer a recorded statement. 
  • Seek medical treatment as soon as possible. Any delay in medical treatment can give the insurance company an excuse to deny your claim. They may say you were injured outside of work or that your injuries are not as severe as you say they are. 
  • Make it to every doctor’s appointment. If you continue to miss doctor’s appointments, the insurance company may question the severity of your injuries. 
  • Keep all documentation from your medical appointments and receipts for any prescription medications.

What Are Common Types Of Work Injuries?

Common types of injuries that occur in the workplace can include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Electrocution
  • Burns
  • Loss of limb
  • Sprains or strains
  • Chest injuries
  • Crush injuries
  • Internal organ damage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Broken bones/bone fractures
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Arm and leg injuries
  • Hearing or vision loss

How Long Do I Have to File a Workers Compensation Claim?

In Georgia, you must report your injuries to your employer within thirty days. If you fail to report your injuries you may be at risk of losing your right to workers’ compensation benefits. If you want to file a third-party lawsuit, you will have two years from the date of the accident to file. Failure to file by the deadline can result in your case being dismissed, preventing you from obtaining any additional compensation for your losses.

When you hire a workers’ comp attorney at the Hines Law Firm, they will ensure your lawsuit is filed within the statute of limitations.

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If you were injured on the job due to dangerous or negligent conditions, an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer at the Hines Law Firm can help. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to learn about your legal options and rights and find out how an attorney on our legal team can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

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