The Workers' Compensation Laws in Georgia and South Carolina can be difficult to understand without the help of an experienced attorney.
If you were injured on-the-job, it is important to contact an experienced Workers' Compensation Attorney for legal advice before trying to proceed on your own.
At The Brown Firm, our Workers' Compensation Attorneys dedicate their time to making sure your case is receiving the proper amount of time and care that it deserves.
We have over 30 years of experience representing the victims of work injuries, so we have what it takes to file your lawsuit and help you receive the compensation that you deserve for the injuries that you suffered.
If you were hurt in a work-related accident, click below to schedule a free consultation with the Top Workers' Comp Attorney in Georgia and South Carolina today!
Injured at Work?
Workplace Injuries may range from something minor that heals in a few days, to major injuries that may never fully heal.
Injured workers face a complex process, including denial of claims, low settlement offers, and delayed payments.
You also need to act fast, because there is a deadline to file your Workers’ Compensation Claim.
Contact a Workers' Comp Attorney at The Brown Firm to review your case, protect your rights, and get you the compensation you deserve.
What to do After a Work-Related Injury
1. Report the workplace injury to your employer immediately. Obtain and fill out the paperwork required by your company and forward it to the appropriate organization for processing. Be as specific as possible when reporting your injury.
2. Fill out an injury or illness claim form. Employers should have you complete a claim form regardless of whether you have already reported the accident.
You want to submit a complete form as soon as possible after you’ve been injured. Reporting your matter quickly helps you obtain workers’ compensation benefits sooner and helps to verify that you are doing your part in the process.
3. Seek medical help immediately. The law in Georgia requires that you select from a list of physicians posted by your company in a prominent location. In addition, the law requires that you are informed of this list and understand its function. Make every effort to follow the doctor’s advice.
Be sure to tell the doctor that the injury or illness was due to a workplace incident and explain exactly how it happened. If the doctor doesn’t feel that you can return to work because of your injury, make sure to ask for an “off work slip.”
4. Get a free legal consultation with a qualified workers’ compensation attorney. Our Workers’ compensation attorneys are skilled in pursuing all the benefits a Georgia worker can receive to improve their health and well-being.
When to File a Work-Related Injury Claim
A workers' comp attorney will be your best tool to determine whether you have a compensable claim, protect your rights, assist you to get appropriate medical treatment and get the compensation that you deserve.
It is important to file a claim for workers' compensation benefits as soon as the work injury occurs. If you wait too long to report a claim after your work injury you may be denied coverage because the insurance company may view your claim as illegitimate.
You must notify your employer of your injury immediately and file a formal workers’ compensation claim. You should include any pertinent details such as:
- Place Of Injury
- How The Injury Occurred
If applicable you may include a list of witnesses who can attest to the work-related injury on your behalf.
Obtaining Immediate Medical Care is also critical to this process. Take the time to make all of your follow-up appointments as well.
After treatment, be sure to obtain all medical records that are affiliated with your workers' compensation case because your attorney will need these records to include in the negotiation process.
Contact Us Today
If you were injured at work it is important that you get in touch with an experienced Workers' Compensation Attorney as soon as possible to help with your case.
You are entitled to obtain an attorney after being injured on the job, and our experienced injury lawyers have the experience and skills to help you receive the compensation that you deserve.
The Attorneys at The Brown Firm has been representing work injury victims for over 30 years. We have the knowledge of the workers' comp system and the training to be able to win your case.
If you are suffering from a work-related injury, click below for a free consultation with a Premier Workers' Compensation Attorney today.