An accident in the workplace can happen at anytime, almost always without warning, leaving you with a sense of hopelessness and despair. An on-the-job injury can also leave you and your family strapped for cash as you struggle to pay the medical bills and deal with a lost source of income.
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured on the job, or suffered an occupational injury, you should know that you have legal rights under the Georgia workers' compensation law. Our Atlanta work injury attorneys can tell you what those rights are and we'll fight aggressively on your behalf to negotiate a fair settlement—and even take your case to the highest court in the land if necessary.
At Gerber & Holder Workers' Compensation Attorneys, we see every client as an individual with a unique story and important concerns. Our law firm has served our clients faithfully in every case.
By doing so, we have been able to build a history of success stories by securing large workers' compensation settlements and payouts. Most importantly, we've been able to change the lives of our clients, helping them recover physically, emotionally and financially.
Inadequate training negatively impacts employees and employers alike, leading to costly injuries, low morale, and high turnover rates. Proper training is essential to ensure a safe and productive work environment, reducing the likelihood of workplace accidents.
However, when accidents do occur, it’s crucial to have a knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorney on your side.
Back and neck injuries have the highest value in workers’ compensation claims.
Largest back injury settlements are typically awarded to individuals who have suffered permanent and debilitating injuries as a result of catastrophic accidents.
Workers' comp eligibility requirements for death benefits vary significantly by state. The laws can be particularly confusing for grieving families of employees killed in job-related accidents. It's vital that you understand your state's unique rules and what benefits your family is entitled to receive.
Benjamin created his own law office in 2010. Tired of the “burn and turn” that other law firms employ, he was determined to provide superior representation for those who were injured on the job and need personalized assistance in understanding the convoluted workers' compensation system. Meet Ben
Thomas was elected President of the Workers' Injury Law and Advocacy Group (WILG). He has represented injured workers in Georgia and their families since 1984. Tom successfully founded and managed a top-rated Atlanta workers' compensation law firm for over 30 years. Meet Tom
In 2018, these two individually respected attorneys joined forces to establish Gerber & Holder Workers' Compensation Attorneys, an Atlanta-based workers' compensation law firm dedicated to protecting the future of Georgia's workers. Together they bring an impressive toolbox of combined skills, knowledge, resources and over 75 years of experience to work for individuals suffering from a work-related accident or injury.Today, the firm continues to grow with each successful result, helping clients across Atlanta, Athens, and the entire state of Georgia, recover for work-related injuries.
View a list of frequently asked questions from our clients. While these may provide a guide for you, there may be many complicating factors with your claim. Contact a lawyer at the downtown Atlanta, Georgia law firm of Gerber & Holder for your free consultation.
Denial of medical care for your work injury
We have many clients who think they have no avenues to recover under the workers’ compensation system because they have not received medical treatment through a workers’ compensation provider. Many times, their boss or supervisor tells them to get treated by their personal physician instead of filing their injury under workers’ comp. They subsequently think because they have done this, they have no case – NOT TRUE.
Even if you get treated by a personal physician, you still may have a workers’ compensation claim. If an injured worker has provided notice to the employer about an injury, just because they were treated by a non-panel doctor does not mean they are barred from bringing a case. Contact us at the law offices of Benjamin Y. Gerber and we can help explain your rights.
Don't sign those documents. Talk to your lawyer FIRST
I recently had an experience where a client called me and told me his workers’ compensation insurance carrier had sent him some forms to sign and send back. Whoa! Big red flag there. First of all, once an individual has an attorney, all communication must go through that attorney. Neither the insurance company nor any representative can directly contact the represented client.
Secondly, the client may have no idea of the legal ramifications of what he/she is signing. Simply put, once you have an attorney, never talk to the insurance company or a representative of an insurance company. Let your attorney handle it.
Getting bullied by employer to not report a work injury?
At times, a supervisor or supervisors will attempt to bully you into not reporting a claim. They may say things like, “I wouldn’t file a claim if you want to keep your job.” Or they may tell you there was no way you could have been hurt on the job, that it’s impossible. First off, don’t listen to them. I know it’s hard. However, you have a legal right to file a workers’ compensation claim if you were hurt on the job. In fact, delaying a report of a claim may be more harmful to you than actually reporting the claim.
The law provides protections to you once you have filed a claim and we can help you navigate them at Gerber & Holder Workers' Compensation Attorneys. Also, any and all consultations are free and confidential, so it never hurts to talk to us and ask questions.
In most states, PTSD benefits fall under "mental/mental," "mental-only" or "psychological" injuries. While a majority of states allow some form of compensation for mental injuries arising out of a physical injury at work (mental/physical injuries), far fewer states allow workers' compensation for mental harm, suffering, damage, impairment, or dysfunction resulting from some action or failure to act by some individual. Find out more
The clock is ticking on your case. A work injury claim can take a surprisingly long time, and the longer you wait, the longer it may take to receive the benefits owed to you. Also, the Georgia statute of limitations restricts the amount of time injured workers have to file a claim to within one year of the accident date—not two years as in other personal injury claims.
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