If you’ve been injured while working or have developed a disease or condition as the result of your work, you might be eligible for workers’ compensation. However, your employer and their insurance company will do everything in their power to limit or curb the amount of financial compensation you receive.
In order to secure full compensation for your injuries, you need to fulfill a few responsibilities:
- Immediately receive the necessary medical treatment for your injury and inform your provider that your injuries were sustained at, or are related to, work
- Inform your supervisor about your injury. Be sure to relate how you were injured in specific detail. By failing to inform your employer in writing within thirty calendar days of the injury, you might lose your right to Workers’ Compensation
- Read the Workers’ Compensation Article of your contract
If you’ve followed those simple but necessary procedures, you’ve done the most important steps in securing financial compensation. Afterward, be sure to:
- Adhere to your doctor’s instructions to ensure a healthy recovery
- Stay in close contact with your employer
If you’ve been injured on the job, you’re entitled to compensation for medical bills, rehabilitation expenses, and lost wages (past and future). The workers’ compensation lawyers at Robbins & Associates are dedicated to ensuring you receive all the payments you’re entitled to. Please call or schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced Atlanta workers’ compensation attorneys today.