Representing Injury Victims in Georgia Since 1995
We can begin representation involving your employer or your employer’s insurer at any stage of a claim. We urge you to keep in mind that “the right time” to involve an attorney is whenever an employer or an insurer takes (or fails to take) an action in violation of your legal rights, such as:
- Failure to provide workers’ compensation coverage
- Failure to allow access to medical treatment
- Failure to disclose rights or other information
- Failure to pay benefits to which you are entitled
- Failure to pay death benefits
In Georgia, workers’ compensation is a two-way street. To remain eligible for benefits, a contractor or employee who suffers a work-related injury must act within legal parameters. These parameters provide for the treatment of injuries and financial benefits when you are injured. We’re here to assist you in understanding and receiving the benefits to which you are entitled under Georgia law and the State Board of Workers’ Compensation.
The benefits to which you are entitled under workers’ compensation generally include:
- All of your medical costs, including doctor and hospital bills, physical therapy sessions, prescription medicines, and your expenses for traveling to and from medical locations for up to 400 weeks. Catastrophic injuries may be compensated for up to a lifetime.
- Wage benefits if you are out of work for more than seven days. These generally amount to two-thirds of your weekly wage up to a specific dollar amount for up to 400 weeks.
- Permanent partial and permanent total disability benefits to those who have lasting injuries, such as for the loss of a limb, loss of sight or hearing, or loss of the use of any part of the body.
- Vocational rehabilitation if you are unable to return to your original line of work.
- Death benefits for families who have lost a loved one due to injuries that resulted in death.
If you are denied benefits, you have the right to a hearing before the State Board of Workers’ Compensation where an Administrative Law Judge will hear your case. Your employer will likely have legal representation at the hearing so it is highly recommended that you hire an attorney as well to ensure that your claim is prepared and presented properly.
Craig Injury Law is here to ensure that you secure the compensation you need and deserve in the wake of a workplace accident and injury. No matter how your accident occurred, we can meet with you to help you understand your rights and pursue your options in recovering the financial resources you need in work-related injury claims or appeals.
Call today to set up a free consultation: (912) 304-5202.
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