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.
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:
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.
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.
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.