Have you recently suffered harm in a work-related accident? The workers’ compensation system provides an important avenue for recourse for Johns Creek injured employees. When you are hurt on the job, you can collect benefits from a state workers’ compensation system in accordance with Georgia law. The attorneys at Kaufman Law, P.C. can help protect your right to this compensation and streamline the benefits process, so you can have access to your payments sooner. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation and learn more about your options.
The Workers’ Compensation System in Georgia
Georgia law stipulates that most employers carry workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. The law is effective if a worker suffers an injury in the course of their duties. The workers’ compensation system is no fault, which means you won’t need to prove your employer was negligent to collect benefits. On the other hand, it also means that you won’t be able to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against your employer – even if the company was negligent.
The workers’ compensation system can be difficult and often requires the assistance of a knowledgeable attorney. Should you receive a claim denial, our lawyers can help defend your right to workplace compensation.
Common Causes of Workplace Injury
Any injury that occurs at work or in carrying out work-related duties may be eligible for compensation. This includes injuries sustained both on and off company property. For example, if you suffer an injury in a car accident while running errands for your boss, you may still be able to collect benefits.
Johns Creek is home to a number of large employers, including State Farm, Alcon, Kroger, and Emory Johns Creek Hospital. State law requires these companies to provide compensation for medical bills and a portion of your lost wages following a workplace accident.
What to Do After a Workplace Accident
There are certain things you can do to protect your workers’ compensation claim following an accident. After an occupational injury, take the following steps:
- Report the incident to your supervisor immediately. One of the most common reasons for claim denials is failing to report to your employer within the designated time frame. While you may not notice the symptoms of an injury right away, it’s still important to report as soon as you notice them. Give a detailed description of what you were doing, how it happened, and any negative health effects.
- Seek care from an in-network provider. Your employer may request that you get treatment from a designated doctor for insurance purposes.
- Keep all your follow-up appointments. This is not only important for your health and well-being but also the integrity of your workers’ compensation claim.
- Contact a workers’ compensation attorney. Lawyers experienced with workers’ compensation law can help you defend your right to benefits and full compensation for medical expenses.
If you recently sustained an injury on the job or received a claim denial, contact the Johns Creek worker’s compensation attorneys at Kaufman Law, P.C. for a free review of your legal options.