Georgia law requires employers to pay their workers for job-related injuries through workers’ compensation benefits
In nearly all cases, an employee who is hurt on the job in Georgia — or one who suffered a disability or disease related to their job — should be eligible to receive some level of benefits through the Georgia workers’ compensation system.
These benefits can include reimbursement for medical treatment, rehabilitation support, lost wages and supplemental income if you suffer an injury or fall ill as a result of a work-related accident. In the case of death, a person’s dependents may also be afforded certain benefits. Such expenses may not be affordable for many injured workers, which is why you need an experienced workers’ compensation attorney who can help you and your family recover financially.
Talk to an Atlanta injury at work attorney
Are you ready to learn more about your injury claim? Fill out a contact form or give us a call. We’ll be in touch with you shortly to get more details about your case. The Georgia statute of limitations requires injured workers to file a workers’ compensation claim within 1 year from date of injury (not 2 years like most other personal injury claims). After this period, your chance to receive financial reimbursement may expire. Even waiting a month to file a claim could seriously impact your benefits.
Regardless of the type of work injury you’ve suffered, you are entitled to full and fair compensation under Georgia state law.
Have you or a loved one been hurt on the job?
Work injury attorney Benjamin Gerber answers common questions from injured workers
I suffered an injury at work. Am I covered under Georgia’s workers’ compensation law?
In general, if your employer has three or more employees, and you were injured performing a task that arose out of and in the course of your employment, then you will be covered under workers’ compensation law in Georgia.
Do I really need to hire a work injury lawyer?
The costs associated with a serious workplace injury are often not affordable to many workers, and enforcing your workers’ compensation rights can be challenging. Complicated forms and procedures must be followed. It’s often wise to have an attorney to represent you because of the many factors needed to win your case. In the decades we’ve represented injured workers, our experience has taught us how to help secure the maximum amount of benefits for employees injured on the job.
I was injured while driving or traveling to work. Am I covered under Georgia’s workers’ comp?
This is one of the most common questions our lawyers received. The answer is a bit complicated and it depends. Here are some scenarios that can determine if the injury will be treated as a workers’ compensation case:
- If the company requires you to drive to a location that is not their principal place of business
- If you were hurt in a company vehicle provided by the company as a part of your job
- If you were injured while driving back to the office from an errand your boss asked you to run
- If you were hurt in an accident when your employer asked you to pick up a co-employee on the way to work
- If you were hurt while driving between jobs for the same employer
- If you were hurt in an accident while staying in a hotel, in a different city, as required by your employer
It’s vital that you understand your state’s unique rules and what benefits your family is entitled to receive.
Why hire our Atlanta workplace accident lawyers?
There are seemingly countless law firms and lawyers in the Atlanta area who focus on injury and accident cases. But none offer the level of knowledge, experience and commitment to clients that our attorneys guarantee. At Gerber & Holder Workers’ Compensation Attorneys, we’ve made it our mission to inform all injured Georgians about their legal rights, at no cost.
We understand that you have a unique story, and important questions and concerns. Our law firm has served clients faithfully in every workers’ compensation case, as is evident by our history of success stories. Most importantly, we’ve been able to change the lives of our clients, helping them recover physically, emotionally and financially.
Head Injuries at Work
$175,000+ $105,453 MSA Man suffered a head injury and injured his right shoulder while working for a Georgia company.
Catastrophic Job Injuries
$425,000+ $273,000 MSA Woman had significant injuries to her back and head.
If you’re injured on the job, you should know that you have certain rights, benefits and responsibilities.
Common workplace injury cases that we handle
- Car accidents
- Back injury
- Neck injury
- Slip and fall
- Burn injury
- Shoulder injury at work
- Carpal tunnel
- Loss of sight
- Heavy equipment accidents
If you or a loved one are suffering from a job injury, it’s important to know that this doesn’t mean it’s your fault. While it is each employee’s responsibility to make safety a priority when on the clock, it’s also the employer’s responsibility to ensure a safe work environment. Often, employers can be held responsible for many of the most common workplace injuries that take place every day in this country. If you’re worried about how you and your family are going to pay for medical expenses, lost wages and other costs associated with a job-related accident that may not be affordable, consider meeting with our attorneys to find out whether workers’ compensation can help.
If you were hurt on the job and believe you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits in Atlanta, Georgia, take these steps to protect your case.