If you are injured on the job, please seek advice from an experienced Georgia Worker’s Compensation Lawyer. Here’s why:
When a worker is hurt on the job, the employer and its worker’s compensation insurer look at every way possible to deny your claim or pay as little in damages as they possibly can. While this is not comforting to know, it is reality. In order to have a fair chance, you must have legal representation and level the playing field. Many employers and their insurers try to steer the injured workers to doctors who are not helpful to the injured worker. This results in great damage to your case and this type of strong-arm tactics by the employer should be resisted at every turn.
Many times, the full extent of your injury is not known until the following are determined by a competent medical doctor: the nature and severity of your injury; whether you have a broken bone or fractured a bone in your arm, leg, or wrist; how much time away from work is needed in order for you to fully recover; whether you need physical therapy or future surgeries; or whether your worker’s compensation injury may cause future medical problems such as carpal tunnel syndrome or arthritis.
Worker’s Compensation is an accident insurance type of program which was set up by the state of Georgia and which is paid for by employers. This program eliminates the need to prove negligence on the part of the employer in order for the worker to recover for his or her injuries. The workers compensation program may be able to provide you with medical rehabilitation and income benefits if you have been injured on the job.
You are covered for work related injuries from the first day that you are on the job and, if you are injured while working on your job, you most likely will be entitled to workers comp benefits. It is important that you report any work related accident immediately, so that the facts of your accident and the extent of your injuries can be well-documented. In most work-related accidents that result in serious injuries, a worker compensation lawyer can help protect all of your legal right and increase the amount of recovery.
If you have been injured on the job and need to file a worker’s compensation claim, please call Robert J. Fleming directly for a free confidential worker’s compensation case evaluation or contact us online.
Robert J. Fleming has been handling wrongful death cases, dental malpractice, bus accidents, car accident cases and premises injury cases for individuals and families who have been harmed, injured or died as a result of the carelessness or negligence of another for more than 20 years. He practices in and around the Atlanta, Georgia area including handling lawsuits in Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton, Gwinnett, Cobb and other counties and nearby cities including Alpharetta, Austell, Avondale Estates, Chamblee, College Park, Conyers, Duluth, Decatur, Doraville, Hapeville, Johns Creek, Jonesboro, Lawrenceville, Norcross, Peachtree City, Riverdale, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Stone Mountain, and Smyrna. If you have been seriously injured on the job and would like discuss your case, contact Robert J. Fleming directly on (404) 525-5150 or contact us online.