An Injured Employee’s Right To Benefits
Workers’ compensation benefits are meant to be an injured employee’s exclusive right to benefits. This means that in most cases, you cannot directly sue your employer for an injury, but instead you must obtain benefits through the workers’ compensation system. In Georgia, it is a no-fault system. You do not need to prove that your employer was responsible for your injury in order to qualify for benefits. Injuries and deaths that happen during the hours you are at work are usually considered compensable injuries.
Filing For Workers’ Compensation Can Be Challenging Without Help
The workers’ compensation process can be lengthy and complex unless you have the help of a lawyer. Valid claims are frequently denied. Sometimes, insurance companies delay payments to injured workers. I can help you get through the process regardless of the complexity of your case. I am attorney David Garner. I have worked on both sides of workers’ compensation cases and draw from this experience to represent workers and fight for the benefits to which they are entitled to under the law.
Get Experienced Guidance For Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
I have represented workers in a wide range of industries and occupations such as:
- Warehouse positions
- Manufacturing/factory work
- Health care
- Truck drivers and other professional drivers
- Restaurants and fast food
- Tree service workers
- Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)
- Pest control
- School system employees
- Office workers
- Police, Fire Department
- EMS workers
I can answer your questions about the workers’ compensation process, including:
- What if my claim is denied?
- Who pays my medical bills?
- Do I get paid for time off work?
- What if a third party caused my injury?
- What if I have a preexisting condition?
I will represent you at hearings, review your claim and help you gather the medical information you need to demonstrate the effects of your injury on your ability to do your job. I will also handle communication with the insurance company and your employer. In addition, I represent surviving family members who lost loved ones to fatal workplace accidents.