Workman’s Compensation

Each state requires companies of a particular size to provide workers’ compensation for their employees. The process for filing a worker’s comp claim in Georgia demands that any accident that takes place at work is immediately reported to a supervisor or manager. Waiting to report an accident can lead to a loss of benefits and destroy the integrity of your claim.

The purpose of worker’s comp is to provide benefits to injured employees while simultaneously shielding businesses from lawsuits. By bypassing the traditional court process and the demand of proving who is at-fault for an accident, worker’s comp cases are often determined sooner than other personal injury claims.

If you are injured at work and need to file a workman’s compensation claim, contact Fast Help for legal support. Our affiliate attorneys can help guide you through the process and ensure that your legal rights are upheld at all times. Working with one of our attorneys gives you the best chance to receive maximum compensation, and with Fast Help, you don’t pay for anything unless we win your case. Call Atlanta’s Injury Hotline for immediate support – call Fast Help: (404) 592-0318.

Workman’s Compensation Benefits

The benefits associated with workman’s compensation claims are often limited to medical expenses and partial wage losses. Unlike other kinds of personal injury claims, workers’ compensation does not usually cover damages associated with pain or suffering. Serious incidents that see employees suffer permanent injury or impairments may lead to a fixed stipend or a lump sum.

Workers’ compensation claims often comprise of:

  • Relapse of pre-existing injuries
  • Injuries sustained on company property or at a company-sponsored event
  • Injuries caused by company-owned assets
Common Causes of Work-Related Injuries In Atlanta

Negligent behavior is the leading cause of work-related injuries, along with hazardous conditions. If your injuries relate to one of the following situations, contact Fast Help to speak with an experienced Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney.

  • Falling on slippery surfaces
  • Forklift accidents
  • Distracted colleagues
  • Lifting heavy objects
  • OSHA violations
  • Faulty work equipment
Common Types of Work Injuries

Some of the most common work-related injuries include:

  • Back injuries
  • Neck damage
  • Shoulder dislocations
  • Concussions
  • Burns
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Eye damage

Particular circumstances have to take place for an employee to file a legitimate worker’s comp claim. One of these situations is if an employer intentionally attempts to harm its workers. If an employer does not maintain or update their equipment and an accident occurs as a result, it can be difficult to receive compensation for your injuries. To succeed in a private lawsuit for intentional damage, you need to prove that your company behaved with the direct intention of causing you harm, like striking you.

Filing A Claim Against Third-Parties

In some situations, you may be able to file a claim against a third-party that isn’t your direct employer, if they are partially responsible for your damages. For instance, if a defective product you relied on at work caused you harm, you may be entitled to file a claim against the manufacturer of that product, as well as a workers’ comp claim. This particular path may lead to greater compensation for punitive damages.

Speak With An Attorney For Free – Call Fast Help

If you are injured at work and require medical attention, as well as face the possibility of missing work, call Fast Help to speak with an experienced attorney about your legal rights. Consulting with an attorney that specializes in workers’ compensation and other similar employer-related incidents allows you to decide the best course of action based on your needs.

And, Fast Help can also connect you with an experienced Atlanta personal injury doctor who can evaluate your condition and help you recover safely. Our network of affiliated doctors helps hundreds of employees overcome their pain and return to their routines each year. A Fast Help doctor can provide the treatment you need, as well as an official medical report that can be used to support your claim.

Dial (404) 592-0318 for immediate assistance.

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