Were you injured on your job in Savannah? Have you been denied workers compensation benefits by your employer? Get to know your rights and the law.
Just because your employer’s insurance company denies your workers compensation claim does not mean that you will not receive benefits. Sometimes, it is just a matter of a phone call before things are straightened out. Other times, it can be a little more complicated. Either way, you should know that you do have rights and you should know what those rights are.
In the state of Georgia, you are entitled to receive workers compensation benefits if you are injured on the job or while doing work for your employer. Workers compensation rights are also extended to those who suffer from diseases that stem from your place of work, such as prolonged exposure to dangerous or life-threatening chemicals. If the worst happens and death occurs from your work injury, you should know that your dependents (i.e. son, daughter, spouse, etc.) may be entitled to receive benefits.
If your claim has been denied, you have the right to a hearing where an administrative judge will consider all the facts and make a decision based on the laws of Georgia. During this time, you are not required to have a lawyer. However, your company will mostly likely have legal representation.
The benefits you receive as well as the length of time you receive them depends on your injury in addition to the severity of your injury. Your physician determines whether you are able to work or not and if you have a permanent impairment under Georgia workers compensation.
It is important to know that you do not have to settle for being denied right away. An experienced Georgia’s workers compensation lawyer can help you obtain the benefits you deserve. If you believe you should be receiving benefits or just are not sure, contact Savannah workers compensation attorney, Ty Wilson. He can help you get the benefits you should receive from workers compensation.
Read Ty’s article, What Are 3 Reasons Your Georgia Workers Compensation Claim May Be Denied, as well as other helpful articles in his article library.
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.