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. Contact our Atlanta workers’ compensation attorneys today for a free consultation.
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:
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How an Atlanta workers’ compensation 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 area and all of Georgia.
Our firm handles a broad range of workers’ compensation claims, including those involving:
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.
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 the company, not for you.
In Georgia, the maximum weekly benefit for temporary total disability is $675.00 per week for injuries that occur commencing July 1, 2019. For injuries that occur prior to July 1, 2019 the maximum weekly temporary total disability benefit is $575.00.
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.
At the law firm of Hilley & Frieder, P.C., our workers’ compensation lawyers 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.
We successfully recovered dependency benefits for the dependents of a worker who had traveled outside of Georgia for work and was found dead in his hotel room.
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:
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.
For a free consultation about a workers’ compensation claim, contact the personal injury lawyers at Hilley & Frieder, P.C. We represent clients throughout Georgia from our Atlanta offices. Call us at (404) 233-6200, via email using our contact form or through a website chat.
Ronald Hilley was the contributing attorney to this content.
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