This is a common question and one that can easily be answered with when you are not getting the benefits you are entitled too under the law. Talking with a workers compensation attorney is not a bad idea to make sure you are getting the benefits you are entitled too.
If you take the insurance company’s word on what you can or can not have you are putting your claim in the hands of the very people who want the claim to be closed and will do anything within their power to close your claim. In closing your claim the insurance company does not care if you are still hurt or not, in fact they will may intimate you are faking your injury.
If you are seriously hurt the sooner you speak to an attorney the better. Knowledge of the workers compensation system is very important and there are some critical aspects of every injured workers claim that occur at the very start of a claim.
In dealing with medical care, knowing your rights can be the difference in getting medical treatment you are comfortable with for your injuries or going to a doctor who will make you feel as if you are cut out of your medical care. Some panel doctors openly discuss your claim with the insurance company and not you.
The choice is yours but the workers compensation system is all about knowing what you are entitled to and not being taken advantage of by an insurance company.
Sometimes you can do things with your claim that can even prevent the best attorney from being able to help you, so the sooner you speak with an attorney usually the better you will be.
Be informed. Be aware. Be prepared.
Ty Wilson is a Georgia workers compensation attorney, with offices in Savannah and Atlanta, who provides free information to the injured and the families of the injured. Visit tywilsonlaw.com to order his FREE Georgia workers compensation “Special Reports” and to read his many articles and to watch his videos.
If you have specific questions for a workers compensation attorney in Georgia, give Ty at call 912-508-4711 in Savannah or 770-948-5454 in Atlanta.