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Atlanta Workplace Injury Attorney

Simply going to work can result in severe injury. From slip and falls to accidents with malfunctioning equipment, workplace injuries can result in thousands of dollars in medical expenses and impact your ability to return to work.

If you suffered an injury while working at your Atlanta job site, the attorneys at Hilley & Frieder, P.C. can represent your claim. Our Atlanta workplace accident lawyers will advocate aggressively for your right to compensation during each step of your claims process. Call us today for a free consultation.

Why Choose Us

  • Our attorneys have over 35 years of experience assisting injured Atlanta residents with their workers’ compensation claims. We understand the processes and resources necessary to achieve a successful settlement.
  • Our track record speaks for itself — our firm has secured millions of dollars in compensation on behalf of our clients.
  • Our firm believes in dedication to our clients and their stories. We will never pass your case off to a junior associate or case manager, with all of our cases remaining with our lead personal injury lawyers.

Georgia’s Workers’ Compensation Benefits

If you suffer an injury while performing a work-related duty, you are likely eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits provide funding for medical expenses, disability, and lost wages while you are not able to work during your injury. You may also claim mileage reimbursement and, in cases of workplace fatalities, death benefits, and funeral expenses.

To receive workers’ compensation benefits in Georgia, you will need to follow these steps:

  • Report your injury to your employer within 30 days.
  • Seek medical attention immediately. Your employer may have a specific physician you will need to visit, so ask him or her where you can receive treatment.
  • Inform your physician you suffered an injury at work and save all paperwork from your visit.
  • File your workers’ compensation claim within one year from your injury date or the date of your last remedial treatment.

You can receive compensation for most injuries that you sustain during your employment, regardless of negligence or who was at-fault for the accident. However, the workers’ compensation system may deny your benefits due to lack of evidence or questions regarding whether or not your injury was work-related.

The workplace injury lawyers at Hilley & Frieder, P.C. can help you craft a compelling case for your workers’ comp benefits, appeal a denial, or explore alternative compensation options.

Can You File a Workplace Accident Lawsuit?

Filing a workers’ compensation claim waives your right to file a lawsuit against your employer. While workers’ comp is a faster process, your case may involve some elements of negligence that may entitle you to additional compensation. In these situations, you may forego a workers’ comp claim in favor of filing a personal injury lawsuit against your employer.

Another way you can file a personal injury lawsuit is if a third party was responsible for your injuries. Subcontractors, manufacturers of defective equipment, and any other party who is not an employer or coworker are third parties. Under this option, you can file both a workers’ compensation claim with your employer and a personal injury lawsuit.

An Atlanta workers’ comp lawyer at Hilley & Frieder, P.C. can evaluate your case and advise which pathway is best for you. Our lawyers will work diligently to find your optimal path to maximize your potential settlement.

Contact Hilley & Frieder, P.C. Today

Did you suffer an injury in the workplace? You may be eligible for damages through a workers’ compensation claim or personal injury lawsuit. Trust the attorneys at Hilley & Frieder, P.C. to guide you through these processes.

Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with one of our Atlanta workplace injury attorneys.

Hilley & Frieder can handle all aspects of you case virtually from interview through conclusion. We are open and available to help you. Please view our complete COVID-19 statement to learn more about the steps we are taking to ensure that your case continues to move smoothly in this environment.