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.