There are several reasons why you need a lawyer for a Workers’ Compensation case. In Georgia, one of the first steps is to file a WC-14 with both the State Board of Workers’ Compensation and your employer. Atlanta attorney, Laurie S. Robbins, will be able to help you collect all the necessary paperwork to submit a clear and concise claim to the board.
If your injuries are serious, you may need help to coordinate the paperwork and file your claim within the specified timeframe. Permanent injuries sustained at work will be extensively reviewed and may be denied if inadequate information is submitted. Should your claim be denied, one filed with the help of one of our attorneys will have a better chance of approval during the appeals process.
More specifically, we can help in the following instances:
• Ensuring the payment is inadequate
• In cases where the employee challenges the ruling
• A denial of medical care
If your injuries are minor and you expect the workers’ compensation claim to be handled quickly and fairly, you may not need to retain a lawyer for a workers’ compensation case. However, the full extent of your injuries may not be known until sometime later and an incorrectly filed claim may result in the loss of adequate compensation.