In the State of Georgia, when a person in injured at work, their only recourse for being treated or compensated for that injury is through the Worker’s Compensation process. While there is an exception to this rule for agricultural workers, an employee cannot sue an employer for the injury. The good side to this rule is that an employee can be compensated even if the injury was due to their own negligence.
Steering clients through the maze of regulations and paperwork associated with Worker’s Compensation cases is the job of Frederick Massey, who heads our firm’s Worker’s Compensation practice. Mr. Massey has assisted hundreds of injured people, from those needing only a quick doctor’s visit to those injured to the point of personal disability. While every case is different, there are many pitfalls to the Worker’s Compensation system, and we often see clients who have made crucial mistakes before retaining our services. Paperwork requirement, time limitations, and work restrictions are among many of the issues which can confuse employees who find themselves in this system. We help guide you through this maze to see that you are given the medical treatment you require, return you to work when and if you are able, obtain maximum medical improvement, determine any disability rating, and to receive compensation both weekly and for permanent injuries.
Often, employers and their insurance companies seek to use the worker’s compensation system to deny coverage or terminate your employment, leaving you injured with little or no recourse. We do not let this happen to our clients. If you are faced with an on the job injury, please give us a call or send us an email to set up a time for a free consultation. If you decide to hire our firm, we will not be compensated unless you are.