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Athens Workers Compensation Attorneys

Fighting for the Legal Rights of Injured Workers

An accident on the job has resulted in your inability to work. Medical bills are stacking up, and you have a family to take care of. Building a strong future after an on-the-job injury starts with Montlick.

Injuries that occur while a person is at work are often treated differently than other injuries. The workers’ compensation allows injured individuals to collect benefits when an injury happens on the job. When the job site becomes a danger zone, our lawyers are your foundation for justice.

Montlick: The Answer to Your Accident

When a work injury accident upends your life, you need a law firm that knows how to explore all avenues of compensation and vigorously pursue them on your behalf. That’s what we’ve been doing for 39 years and we have a track record of wins to prove it.

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It's Not Just A Claim. It's Your Livelihood
Experience matters

Our firm has decades of experience representing people who were injured at work, and helping them obtain the benefits they’re entitled to. We’ve won billions of dollars for our clients. Let us help you too.

Putting Athens first 

Most businesses will be required to carry workers’ compensation insurance under Georgia law. In Athens, this includes any business that regularly employs three or more workers.

Working for Injured Workers
  • Skilled workers’ comp attorneys
  • Prompt and frequent communication
  • Devoted legal team
  • Personalized legal service
Workplace Injury Lawyers for Athens, GA

Financial Recovery

Workers’ compensation benefits do not include damages for pain and suffering. However, if your injury arose from the negligent actions of a third party while you were on the job, you can pursue a personal injury claim against them while simultaneously pursuing a workers’ compensation claim.

The types of damages you can obtain in a personal injury claim include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages

Often the sum of money won in a personal injury claim is significantly more than the benefits allowed by law in a workers’ comp claim. Our attorneys are skilled at exploring every potential avenue of compensation, putting more money in our clients’ pockets.

Athens Workers' Comp Claims Lawyers

We Take Your Claim Seriously.

Independent Contractors

Even if you’re employed as an independent contractor and receive a 1099 for taxes, you may still be entitled to workers’ comp benefits.
Find Out If You're Eligible

The first step in collecting workers’ compensation is to report your injury to your employer within 30 days. If you fail to do so, you may lose your ability to collect benefits. You will also be required to fill out a form called the WC-14, with the State Board of Workers’ Compensation within a year. Your employer and their insurer should also be sent copies of this form. Failure to file a claim with the State Board of Workers’ Compensation is generally fatal to your claim with limited exceptions.

In most cases you can still receive benefits, even if you were at fault, as workers’ compensation is a no-fault system. However, there are exceptions including situations where:

  • You intentionally caused your injuries
  • Your injuries were the result of using drugs or alcohol
  • You were harmed because of a fight that you started
  • Your injuries resulted from horseplay

Montlick is the Right Call

We’ve been putting money in the pockets of injured workers since 1984. See what we can do for you.
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What if my workers’ compensation claim is denied?

Claims for benefits may be denied for a number of reasons. Sometimes claims are denied because of a procedural issue, such as waiting too long to report your injury. Claims can also be denied if the injury did not arise out of work-related duties or did not occur during the course and scope of employment. It is also important to remember that insurers are not eager to pay out large sums of money to injured individuals.

Some common reasons claims are denied include the suspicion that your injury was not the result of something that happened at work or that your injury was not as serious as you claimed it to be. For example, if you waited a long time to see a doctor, the insurer might argue your condition was not caused by an incident at work, as you would have seen a doctor earlier if it was.

If your claim is denied, you have the right to appeal. The appeal will normally include a hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge, which is similar to a trial in court. Workers’ compensation appeals can be complex and time consuming. However, if you were injured at work in or around Athens, contact our workers’ compensation attorneys at Montlick to have your claim evaluated.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Workers’ Compensation?
Workers’ compensation is an insurance system required by state law (in most states) that provides compensation to employees for work related injuries or occupational illnesses on a no fault basis.
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Should I wait until my workers’ comp claim is done to talk to a personal injury lawyer?
If you are involved in a work related accident caused by the negligence of someone other than your employer, you do not have to, nor should you choose between these options.
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What if other parties besides my employer were responsible for my injuries?
Because the workers’ compensation system is an exclusive remedy only with respect to employers, an employee can seek personal injury damages which are typically much greater against third parties.
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What compensation is available in a workers’ comp case?
The compensation available in a workers’ compensation case is relatively modest compared to what is typically available in a personal injury lawsuit.
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Because we can’t stop accidents from happening, we do what we can to help minimize their long-term impact. We put more money in your pocket, where it belongs.