Obtaining Workers Compensation
Allen Turner Law has been representing employees in workers compensation cases for more than 25 years. Workers compensation is insurance paid for by your employer, starting with your first day of work, to compensate you when you get injured on the job site or in the course and scope of your employment. Workers compensation benefits include but are not limited to:
- Hospital bills
- Current medical expenses
- Future medical expenses
- Physical therapy
- Lost wages
- Travel expenses
- Permanent Disability if applicable
- Lump sum settlement
Preserving your rights
Workers compensation law can be complex. Knowing what to do as soon as you are injured protects your rights and maximizes your benefits under Georgia workers compensation laws. For example, you may lose your benefits if you wait too long to report the accident. It is especially important to call one of our skilled workers compensation attorneys quickly when your injury is serious. We advise you of your responsibilities and rights so that you do not compromise your benefits by failing to navigate the workers compensation system properly.
Recommending top doctors
Under the workers compensation statute, you must be treated by doctors who are listed on your employer’s panel of physicians. These doctors are hand picked by your employer and their insurance carrier. While you do have to treat with one of the physicians on the panel, you have a right to choose any doctor on the panel. If there is no panel posted your employer loses the right to have you treat with one of their physicians. Our attorneys can guide you to the best doctor for your condition listed on the panel or request a change in physicians with the State Board of Workers Compensation if you are not getting appropriate, timely care.
Fighting for maximum benefits
Part of our competent staff is a paralegal with 22 years of experience as a workers’ compensation claims adjuster. Her invaluable experience assists our firm with insights about how injuries are handled and how we can bring you the highest quality representation. Many times a claim will be denied or go unreported by the employer. In those instances we will bring your claim before the State Board and force your employer to address your injury under the workers compensation statute. There are limits to the number of weeks you can draw temporary total disability or temporary partial disability benefits pursuant to the Georgia Workers Compensation Statute. We fight for the maximum benefit where appropriate. If you are unable to return to work in your former capacity, or your employer does not have work available for you due to permanent restrictions, you could have a legitimate Catastrophic claim which allows for additional benefits.
Representing surviving dependents
We also represent dependents of those who were injured and killed in a work related accident. The surviving spouse, children, and dependent stepchildren are entitled to benefits, generally two-thirds of the deceased’s average weekly wage up to a maximum of $500 per week. If there are no children the maximum a surviving spouse can receive is $150,000. In those instances where an unfortunate event has caused a death, while you cannot sue your employer, we will investigate the possibility of products liability or other avenues of recovery for you and your family.
Experienced. Dedicated. Available.
Our attorneys and staff are ready to discuss your workers compensation issue in a professional and caring atmosphere. Call us during normal business hours at (678) 402-7170 (after hours at (678) 516-8792) or contact us online for knowledgeable and efficient service.