Atlanta Workplace Injury Attorneys
Going to work shouldn’t result in an injury, but sometimes it does. If you suffered an injury while working at your Atlanta job site, then our attorneys at Hilley & Frieder, P.C., who have over 35 years of experience, can represent your claim. Our Atlanta workplace accident lawyers know and understand the Georgia workers’ compensation system and will advocate aggressively on your behalf for your right to compensation.
Georgia’s Workers’ Compensation Benefits
If you suffer an injury while performing a work-related duty, then you are likely eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits can help you pay for medical expenses and lost wages while you are not able to work.
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 them where you can receive treatment.
- Inform your physician that 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. You may even be able to recover compensation for psychological injuries. However, in any workers’ compensation claim, it will be up to you and your workers’ compensation attorney to provide proof of your injuries.
Our workers’ compensation lawyers at Hilley & Frieder, P.C., have been helping clients throughout Atlanta file claims for workplace injuries for decades. They can provide assistance with crafting a compelling case on your behalf. They can also assist you with filing an appeal after your original claim was denied, or even explore alternative options, like filing a personal injury lawsuit.
Filing A Workplace Accident Personal Injury Lawsuit
If you file a personal injury claim, you will most likely waive your right to file a workers’ compensation claim against your employer. However, depending on the facts and circumstances of your accident, your case may involve some elements of negligence that could entitle you to additional compensation. Our experienced personal injury attorneys and workers’ compensation lawyers can assess your situation to determine what is best for you.
It may also be possible to file a personal injury lawsuit against a third party if someone else was guilty of negligence or wrongdoing. For example, if a manufacturer of defective equipment was the cause of your factory accident, then you might be eligible to file both a workers’ compensation claim with your employer and a personal injury lawsuit against the manufacturer.
Our Atlanta workers’ comp lawyers at Hilley & Frieder, P.C., can evaluate your case and advise which pathway is best for you. They 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 our attorneys to guide you through these processes. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with one of our Atlanta workplace injury lawyers. You can also reach us by calling 404-795-6099.