Workers' Compensation FAQ
Is my employer required to have workers' comp insurance?
Yes, if your employer employs three or more employees, he/she is required
to have workers' compensation insurance and provide its benefits to
all full-time and part-time employees.
What steps should I take after being injured on the job?
If you have been injured on the job, you must inform your employer at once.
This can be done either verbally or in writing. Seek medical attention
for your injuries immediately after the accident, then contact an experienced
North Georgia workers' compensation lawyer from our firm to go over
the circumstances surrounding your accident, so that we can advise you
on your legal options and help you determine how best to proceed.
How do I file a workers' comp claim?
For basic workers' comp claims, your employer should be able to provide
you with the forms you will need to file your claim. In certain instances,
however, employers either do not have workers' compensation insurance,
have additional policies you are unaware of, or are more interested in
their own bottom line. If you have been seriously injured in a workplace
accident we advise you consult with a workers' compensation lawyer
at our firm.
My employer is not at fault. Am I still eligible to file a claim?
According to Georgia state law, employees are entitled to workers'
compensation benefits even when the workplace accident was not the employer's
fault. In some instances, you may be able to file for workers' comp
benefits even if the accident was your fault. No matter the circumstances,
it is always best to consult with an experienced workers' compensation
attorney who can review your case and advise you on the best course of
action to pursue.
I accidentally injured myself. Is that covered?
In many cases, yes. There are exceptions though, such as if you failed
to follow safety guidelines or take clearly laid out precautions to prevent
such injuries. Our workers' compensation attorney can review your
case and advise you of your legal rights.
Filing for Workers' Compensation in Atlanta, Georgia
Getting injured on the job can put a heavy strain on a person's personal
and financial situation. Not only can workplace injuries affect the injured
worker, but they can have a serious impact on their family as well. Being
left unable to work, facing massive medical expenses, and being unable
to provide for themselves and/or their family can be a very frightful
Adding to that stress, workers' compensation claims can sometimes be
confusing, especially when an employer does not have workers' comp
or they make it hard for employees to file claims. If you or a loved one
has been injured on the job in North Georgia, our Atlanta workers comp
attorney is here to answer any questions you may have and provide you
with the representation you deserve.
Contact our firm today or fill out a
free case evaluation form to contact our firm!