Representing Injured Workers in Atlanta

If you are injured on the job, you have rights. You have the right to any and all medical care that will help you recover from your injury. Medical care is to be provided by a doctor who is qualified to provide treatment for your injuries. You have the right to receive disability income benefits if you are unable to work or earn less money due to your injury. You have the right to payment for any permanent disability caused by your injury.

If you want to learn more about your right to workers' compensation benefits after a serious injury, contact our Atlanta office. Since 1976, we have been enforcing injured workers' rights throughout Georgia.

Protect Your Right to Workers' Comp Benefits

At the law firm of Hilley & Frieder, Ron Hilley has been handling workers' compensation claims since 1976. Whether he takes your claim to a hearing or you want to settle and move on with your life, you can rest assured knowing that attorney Hilley is using his years of experience working for you. We help you get:

  • Workers' compensation benefits whether medical care or weekly income
  • Forcing payment of denied workers' compensation claims
  • Getting catastrophic benefits for the severely injured
  • Pursuing all other rights for any workplace injury including suit against a company that caused the injury or the doctor that negligently failed to treat your injury.

Get the compensation you deserve by putting our skilled team in your corner.

Attorneys Representing You and Your Work Comp Claim

How a lawyer handles your work compensation claim will make a difference in what benefits you receive. Ron Hilley has a successful track record of achieving positive results for people throughout the Atlanta and Georgia .

Our firm handles a broad range of workers' compensation claims, including those involving:

  • Death on the job
  • All types of neck back and spinal injuries including those involving herniated discs which require either decompression or fusion.
  • Amputations of any part of your body
  • Injuries on production lines, plants, warehouses or factories
  • Injuries in the line of duty for deputies and police
  • Injuries on construction sites and on the road
  • Injuries suffered by nurses, CNAs and nursing assistants
  • Injuries involving carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel & arms/hands
  • Injuries involving loss of sight
  • Injuries that will end your career

Protecting Survivors Rights to Compensation

If a wage earner has been killed, the children and spouse have the right to recover dependency benefits for the loss of financial support that was provided. Whether you are a surviving spouse or you are a divorced spouse supporting the children of a worker killed on the job, we will make sure you get the benefits that you deserve.

We fully understand how hard it can be to move forward after the loss of a loved one. Emotional and financial struggles are hard to handle. You do not have to face them alone. Allow our team to handle the legal issues while you focus on your family.

Advocates for Injured Workers in GA

Employees in Georgia are covered by workers' compensation insurance that provides medical and disability benefits for wage loss for workers who are injured while on the job.

The Georgia workers' compensation system requires employers to provide benefits even if you are injured in another state. Are you entitled to claim workers' compensation benefits? If so, where do you file your claim?

If you live in Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, South Carolina or North Carolina, but are injured in Georgia, you may still have a Georgia workers' compensation claim. If your Employer is based in Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, South Carolina or North Carolina, but you are injured in Georgia, you may still have a Georgia workers' compensation claim. You may have a choice of which system is the one for your case. You should look at each state where you can file a claim and decide which state's workers' compensation best is for you.

The amount of workers' compensation benefits and how you get benefits is different in different states. If you have a choice of where to file, you should talk with a workers' compensation lawyer for each state that you can choose before you decide. Usually the state suggested by the insurance company is the best state for company, not for you.

We represented a worker who worked from Georgia, but was injured in Tennessee. The insurance company started his claim in Tennessee. We moved the claim to Georgia and increased his weekly benefit from less than $155.00 per week to $500.00 per week going back to the date of injury. The increased weekly benefit helped support him while he finished getting treatment for his injury. Also, since any settlement is tied to weekly benefits, the tripling of his weekly benefit made a tremendous difference in the settlement that he received.

We represented a worker who lived in Alabama, but worked in Georgia. The insurance company started his claim in Alabama where he was paid $212.00 per week. We moved the claim to Georgia where we raised his benefit to $500 per week going back to the date of disability. The increased weekly benefit helped support him while he finished getting treatment for his injury. Also, since any settlement is tied to weekly benefits, the tripling of his weekly benefit made a tremendous difference in the settlement that he received.

In Georgia, during 2012, the maximum weekly benefit was $500.00. Starting July 1, 2013, the weekly benefit maximum is $525.00 and since July 1, 2015 the maximum is $550.00.

Employees who are based in Georgia and suffer work injuries outside the state are entitled to Georgia workers' compensation benefits. They should notify their employers of the accident within 30 days and file their claims in Georgia.

You can continue to receive Georgia workers' compensation benefits even if you move outside the state.

Traveling Worker?

At the law firm of Hilley & Frieder, P.C., we have successfully represented numerous traveling employees based in Georgia who suffered on-the-job injuries while in other states. We are highly knowledgeable about applicable laws and claims procedures, and how to overcome claim denials and premature termination of benefits by workers' compensation insurance companies.

If you have questions about your claim or any other aspect of the workers' compensation system, contact our firm for a free consultation.

Are You a Georgia Employee?

Most activities of employees traveling outside the state are covered by workers' compensation insurance, but there are exceptions. For the purposes of filing a workers' compensation claim, you are considered a Georgia employee if:

  • The contract of employment (express or implied) was made in Georgia, or
  • Your place of residence is in Georgia, unless the contract of employment was made expressly for work to be done exclusively outside the state.

As an injured employee, you have rights, and you should not hesitate to exercise those rights. If you have been injured while traveling outside Georgia, Hilley & Frieder, P.C., can represent you, seeking all of the workers' compensation benefits you deserve.

Contact Our Atlanta Law Office Today

For a free consultation about a workers' compensation claim, contact Hilley & Frieder, P.C. We represent clients throughout Georgia from our Atlanta offices. Call us at 404 233 6200 or contact us through a website chat.

Ronald Hilley was the contributing attorney to this content.