Workplace accidents are a significant cause injury and death across the state. In 2014 alone, there were over 80,000 reported nonfatal workplace injuries in Georgia. Employees injured in the state of Georgia may be entitled workers’ compensation benefits to cover their medical expenses, a portion of their lost wages, and more. In addition, some injured Georgia workers may be able to pursue a personal injury action against a third party that caused their injury.
The Macon, Georgia workers’ compensation attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, know that it can be hard to obtain the workers’ compensation or personal injury benefits you deserve. Our firm will evaluate your workplace injury to provide you with a full overview of your legal rights, including the potential workers’ compensation benefits and personal injury damages you may be able to claim. We strive to help our injured clients obtain the maximum compensation to which they are entitled under the law.
If you are injured in the workplace, you should seek immediate medical attention so that your injuries are promptly addressed and treated. You should also report the injury to your supervisor, manager, or another party responsible for handling such issues. In Georgia, employees must report their injuries within a limited time, or they may lose the right to seek workers’ compensation benefits. Contact our office for prompt assistance to ensure you do not meet mandatory notice deadlines.
The state of Georgia requires that certain employers carry workers’ compensation insurance. If your employer has workers’ compensation insurance, you may be able to file a claim seeking coverage for your medical expenses, prescription drug costs, and reimbursement for mileage expenses incurred traveling to and from doctor’s offices. You can also seek reimbursement for a portion of your lost wages, usually set at two-thirds of your weekly wage with a cap.
Employees who have suffered severe and permanent injuries may additionally be able to obtain disability benefits. These are ongoing benefits that compensate injured workers for their inability to return to their previous position. Consult with our workers’ compensation attorneys for more information on your individual workers’ compensation rights.
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your workplace accident, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against a third party or, in rare circumstances, against your employer on grounds of intentional or reckless behavior that gave rise to your injuries. Potentially liable third parties may include other drivers or the manufacturers of defective products. When you contact our office, our Macon, Georgia personal injury attorneys will assess not just your right to workers’ compensation benefits, but your potential ability to file a personal injury action seeking additional benefits as well.
If you or a loved one is injured in a work-related accident, contact the Macon, Georgia Workers’ Compensation Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law. For over 33 years, our law firm has assisted thousands of injured clients across Georgia. We offer you a free case review to explain your legal rights and the actions necessary to obtain compensation.
No matter where you are located, our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.