A workplace accident can cause severe injuries and may entitle you to benefits under the state’s worker’s compensation program. The program is meant to compensate you for your injuries, regardless of who was at fault for the accident. If you are hurt at work, you deserve coverage for your medical treatment.
To learn more about seeking workers’ compensation benefits in Winder, talk to an attorney at Smith Hulsey. Our knowledgeable lawyers could help you pursue the compensation you need to move forward with your life after an accident.
After a workplace injury, a person may need significant medical treatment to recover. They may also be unable to work while they are healing. The point of the workers’ compensation program is to ensure that compensation is available to employees for workplace injuries. It is typically irrelevant whether the worker caused their own injuries, and they do not need to prove that their employer was negligent in order to recover compensation under the workers’ compensation program.
However, some employers and their insurance companies attempt to avoid paying what they should. They may try to argue that some wrongful act by the employee makes them ineligible or that the injury is actually from a preexisting condition. The workers’ compensation attorneys at our Winder office are familiar with these tactics and can employ strategies to combat them.
Accidents can occur at any type of workplace. However, certain jobs carry higher risks. Our local attorneys frequently see the following types of accidents in workers’ compensation claims:
These are just a few examples of the many types of injuries that are potentially compensable through a workers’ compensation lawsuit.
The Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation presents explanations for potential benefits under the program. A knowledgeable attorney could explain the available benefits and help an injured Winder worker seek the appropriate forms of compensation.
For accidents that took place after July 1, 2019, workers’ compensation will pay two-thirds of the person’s average weekly wage up to $675 each week. If the injured person can work at a job that pays less than their last job, supplemental income may be available up to $450 per week.
Those injured while on the job are entitled to medical treatment for their injuries. This includes monetary coverage for physical therapy, hospital bills, prescriptions, and other authorized medical treatment under the worker’s compensation system. The employer is required to have a list of approved physicians.
Severe workplace injuries may result in permanent disability. In these cases, our diligent attorneys could help an injured worker pursue weekly benefits based on the type and extent of their disability.
If you suffered an injury at work, there are programs in place to get you the medical treatment and financial resources you need to recover. However, securing workers’ compensation benefits in Winder may be challenging without dedicated legal assistance.
At Smith Hulsey, we have handled many of these types of claims and could put our experience to work for you. To learn more about your rights to workers’ compensation, contact our firm today and set up a free consultation.
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