If you are injured while at work in Atlanta or anywhere in Georgia, you are entitled to benefits under the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Act. You may be eligible for weekly income benefits, medical benefits, and a settlement for permanent injuries. In addition, if you are unable to return to gainful employment you may also be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits.
However, filing a claim and obtaining those benefits can be a long, complicated process. At Robbins & Associates, PC, our Atlanta workers’ compensation attorney can help you navigate through the confusing system in order to ensure that you receive the maximum allowable benefits in a timely manner. We have years of experience appearing before the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation, and we have successfully helped many of our clients secure the workers’ compensation benefits to which they are entitled.
What Types of Injuries are Covered Under Workers’ Compensation?
Most injuries incurred on the job in Georgia are covered under workers’ compensation. Other long-term conditions, such as carpal tunnel syndrome due to repetitive motion, or back pain resulting from heavy lifting, may also qualify. There are a few exceptions which may not be covered, such as:
- Injuries caused by horseplay or your reckless behavior
- Injuries sustained while you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Proving that your injuries are directly related to your job may be difficult, and you may want an experienced attorney to help handle your case. It is important that you carefully document the events which caused your injury so that our attorney can help expedite your claim.
In many instances, your employer and its insurance company will try to prevent you from collecting your benefits. Your employer may try to steer you to medical care that will limit treatment and release you to go back to work before you are fully able to do so. This issue may go before an administrative law judge for a ruling. Even if the judge rules in your favor, your company’s insurance can file an appeal and further prolong your ability to receive the treatment you need. In the meantime, your injuries may worsen and ultimately prevent you from returning to work at all.
Our attorney has more than 30 years of experience handling workers’ compensation claims. We will deal with your employer’s insurance company for you so that you can start receiving your medical treatments as soon as possible.
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