Hurt on the job?
We help represent all types of injured workers in Georgia
No two workplaces in Georgia are the same. Your individual accident experience is unique and can differ greatly from other injured workers. For instance, some jobs have clear and evident hazards on the jobsite; while other occupations may seem generally safe at first but frequently lead to chronic injuries. Perhaps employee safety is a major concern at your company, or maybe it often gets put on the backburner.
Regardless of where you work or who you work for, one law protects nearly every worker in the state of Georgia. This law is the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Act. Aside from the few rare exceptions, the GWCA forces all businesses in the state with more than two employees to carry workers’ compensation insurance. So if you or a loved one get hurt on the job, the odds are good that you’re covered and qualify for workers’ compensation benefits.
Unfortunately, the process of obtaining benefits owed to you because of a work-related injury isn’t always as cut and dry as it should be. The harsh reality is that employers and their insurance companies don’t always look after their injured workers like they should. When this unfortunate situation arises, you need a skilled workers’ compensation attorney who will work hard to represent you.
At Gerber & Holder, we commonly represent injured workers in dangerous industries such as:
- Manufacturing (factory workers, assembly line personnel, heavy machine operators and others)
- Construction (carpenters, welders, ironworkers, roofers and others)
- Healthcare (doctors, nurses, nursing assistants, orderlies, hospital workers and others)
- Law enforcement (police officers, detectives, investigators and others)
We also represent Georgians in occupations with lesser known dangers such as cleaners and restaurant staff.
Our diligent and dedicated Atlanta work injury lawyers have represented thousands of injured workers across many different industries. We can offer detailed legal advice about injury cases specific to your field or profession thanks to our over 75 years of combined experience handling work injury cases in Georgia. We won’t stop until we’ve secured the best possible outcome in your case.
Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.
How were you injured?
Common work injuries are often specific to certain type of workers and the industries where they’re employed. For instance, construction workers tend to suffer injuries from head and brain injuries, back and neck injuries, etc. Warehouse and factory workers, on the other hand, are more likely to experience burn injuries, heavy equipment accidents, and other catastrophic injuries. If you’re a delivery driver, the risk of on-the-job car accidents and truck accidents is a big concern.
Simply put, depending on the work you do, you may be more prone to experience a certain type of accident or injury. However, in most workplace accident cases in Georgia, the type of injury you suffered is less important when it comes to compensation than how the accident occurred — or the circumstances surrounding your injury. These circumstances will ultimately determine if compensation is owed to you.
Who we represent
We provide skilled legal representation to injured workers from a variety of industries, fields and professions:
- Healthcare & hospital staff
- Home Depot employees
- Independent contractors
- Lockheed Martin employees
- Longshoremen, dock workers & ship builders
- Lumberjacks & logging workers
- Maritime workers & crew members
- Part-time employees
- Police officers
- Public transit workers
- Temporary & seasonal employees
- Self-employed workers
How to obtain the workers’ compensation benefits you’re owed
If you’re an eligible worker under the GWCA and being denied full and fair compensation for a work-related injury, the next step is simple: contact Gerber & Holder as soon as possible. Our Atlanta workers’ compensation attorneys provide committed representation for injured workers across a wide scope of industries and professions throughout Georgia.
In order to win your claim, the burden of proof rests on you and your attorney to prove just two factors:
- That you are part of an employer-employee relationship with a business or company covered under the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Act; and
- That your injury “arose out of and in the course of employment.”
While the first obstacle is usually straightforward, the second obstacle is where the dispute in most workers’ compensation cases arises.
Contact an experienced Atlanta work injury attorney for a free consultation
If you or a loved one have been injured at work, you’ll want to act quickly because you only have a set amount of time to file a workers’ compensation claim. The Georgia statute of limitations forces 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 expires in all but the rarest of cases.
The clock is ticking on your case, so don’t delay.