Atlanta Workers' Compensation Attorneys
Many Atlanta employees in a large number of sectors of the economy suffer serious injuries or occupation related illnesses. The workers’ compensation system is a quick efficient means to provide wage replacement and medical care to employees that suffer an injury on the job or while engaged in an employment related activity. The system can be a way to seek prompt relief without the need to pursue a lawsuit or to prove fault by one’s employer. Our experienced Atlanta workers’ compensation attorneys have assisted hundreds of those in Atlanta and throughout Georgia pursue workers’ compensation claims. Our Atlanta workers’ compensation attorneys may be able to analyze your claim, file your documents, attend hearings and appeal your denial.
While most people think of workers’ compensation benefits as a remedy for injuries at a worksite, the system actually provides recovery for a broader number of situations. Depending on the circumstances of your situation, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits even if you are injured outside of work hours or off the premises while engaged in an activity that is for the benefit of your employer. Example of accidents that may be considered within the scope of employment justifying workers’ compensation benefits include the following:
- A motor vehicle accident while making a delivery for your employer on the way home
- Slip and fall accidents on the wet floor of an employer premises during an afterhours office party
- Aggravation of pre-existing injuries while attending a company retreat off the company premises
- Occupational illnesses caused by exposure to hazardous substances (black lung, asbestosis)
- Repetitive motion injuries (carpel tunnel)
- Claims of mental stress or emotional injury
There are a couple of steps that should be taken to preserve your Atlanta workers’ compensation claim:
- The injury/accident must be reported promptly to your employer (within 30 days)
- Promptly contact an experienced Atlanta workers’ compensation attorney who can evaluate your claim and has the experience to negotiate for an appropriate settlement
If you suffer work related injuries, you may be entitled to a range of benefits if you pursue a workers’ compensation claim, such as medical benefits, weekly income benefits and compensation for permanent injury long-term disability. Our experienced Atlanta workers’ compensation attorneys at Montlick and Associates assist you in understanding and protecting your rights and seeking the medical treatment and financial compensation to obtain a full recovery. Our law firm recognizes the financial pressure that you and your family may experience when you are unable to work because of an employment related injury. Our Atlanta workers’ compensation attorneys have been providing effective legal representation to those who suffer occupational illnesses and job related injuries.
While OSHA and other state and federal agencies provide workplace safety rules and standards to reduce the risk of job related injuries and occupational illnesses, sometimes these safety rules get ignored resulting in serious accidents that may cause life-altering injuries, especially in particularly hazardous occupations including industrial plants, construction trades, trucking companies, occupations involving heavy machinery and other high risk work environments.
Some of the types of work related injuries for which we may be able to seek compensation include but are not limited to the following:
- Injuries to the spine or back
- Injury to the head or face
- Broken or crushed bones
- Loss of an extremity
- Mental stress claims
While an Atlanta workers’ compensation claim offers an efficient no fault remedy, the recovery under a workers’ compensation claim is fairly limited. Many times our Atlanta workers’ compensation attorneys may also pursue a personal injury claim against third parties that also contribute to your injuries. Although the workers’ compensation system provides the exclusive remedy against an employer for a work related injury, we frequently pursue both a workers’ compensation claim against an employer and a personal injury claim against a third party that contributed to the accident. The personal injury claim may permit you to supplement your recovery with compensation for such intangible losses as emotional distress, pain and suffering, impairment of society and companionship of a spouse and diminished quality of life.
Our Atlanta workers’ compensation attorneys provide almost three decades of experience, comprehensive knowledge of workers’ compensation and personal injury law and a firm commitment to seeking the maximum possible recovery to facilitate our clients’ recovery. We encourage you to schedule a free consultation because there is absolutely no obligation for us to evaluate your Augusta workers’ compensation claim. 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.