When we suffer an injury at work, we can suffer significant damages. Our injuries may require significant treatment and keep us out of work for months, leading us to lose our wages. In serious situations, these damages may prevent us from returning to our jobs altogether.
You have the right to collect workers’ compensation if you experience an injury on the job, but navigating this process can be difficult and lengthy. A Peachtree Corners work injury lawyer with Bross, McAllister & Williams, LLC can file your claim on your behalf so you can focus on recovery, not paperwork.
Why Choose Us?
- Open, honest communication is the backbone of our practice. We will always inform you of any updates in your case and answer any questions you may have.
- Our attorneys will advocate aggressively on your behalf, and will not hesitate to move your case to trial if you do not receive an adequate settlement offer.
- Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis for maximum affordability. All legal fees are part of your settlement, and you do not have to pay any legal fees unless we secure a settlement on your behalf.
Georgia Workers’ Compensation Laws
Most employers operating in the state of Georgia with at least three regular employees must provide workers’ compensation benefits to their workers. These benefits provide wage replacement and medical expenses if you experience an injury that arises in and out of your job duties.
You can claim workers’ compensation for most injuries, except for psychological, heart, vascular, or psychiatric conditions. The only way you can claim compensation for these conditions is if they are the result of a separate occupational condition.
You cannot receive workers’ compensation benefits if you are an independent contractor or if you hold one of the following occupations.
- Railroad worker
- Domestic servant
- S. government employee
- Farm laborer
If you do work in one of the above occupations, there may be federal programs available that can help you claim compensation for work-related injuries. Contact Peachtree Corners work injury attorney at Bross, McAllister & Williams, LLC to determine your legal options.
What Does Workers’ Compensation Cover?
You can collect compensation for medical expenses associated with your workplace injury, as well as disability benefits to replace your wages during your recovery time. You may also be eligible to collect funds for travel to and from the doctor’s office. If the workplace injury results in the wrongful death of a loved one, you may collect death benefits and funeral expenses.
For medical expenses, the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation will provide up to 400 weeks’ worth of compensation for your care. In terms of disability benefits, you may be eligible for one of the following payment schedules depending on the severity of your injuries.
- Temporary Total Disability provides compensation for injuries that prevent you from working for at least seven days. These benefits are usually equal to two-thirds of your average weekly wages.
- Temporary Partial Disability provides compensation for injuries that allow you to work, but cause you to earn less due to your injury. You can receive two-thirds of the difference between your previous earnings and current wages.
- Permanent Partial Disability provides compensation for injuries that remain after you reach maximum medical improvement and require lifelong care. You can receive two-thirds of your average weekly wages.
Contact Bross, McAllister & Williams, LLC Today
Did you recently suffer an injury on the job in Peachtree Corners? Contact our Peachtree Corners personal injury lawyers as soon as possible.
The aftermath of a workplace injury can be overwhelming, and filing a workers’ compensation claim during this time can feel overwhelming. Our attorneys will take the time necessary to investigate your claim, learn your story, and file all paperwork in a timely manner.
Contact us online to schedule your free consultation at our Suwanee, GA offices or call us at (770) 225-4710. Our work injury attorneys are also available to meet at an alternate location upon your request.