The process of filing for and receiving
workers’ compensation is complex and may cause a great deal of frustration
to those who are not familiar with it. Getting the information that you
need about workers’ compensation benefits in Georgia and your rights is an
important step when filing a claim after being injured on the job. At the
Barnett Law Firm, in Decatur,
Georgia, we understand that many of the people who come to our firm are
concerned about many of the same issues, including:
Am I entitled to benefits?
If so, how much am I eligible to receive?
Where can I go to get medical care?
Is my job safe?
Am I entitled to a light duty job through my
Attorney Hank Barnett has more than two
decades of experience handling workers’ compensation claims in Georgia and
can answer all of your questions regarding your benefits.
Barnett Law Firm and get the representation that you need for your claim.
Workers’ compensation benefits are designed to
provide an injured employee with the money and medical care that he or she
deserves until that employee is able to return to work. We work hard to
make sure that the system treats claimants the way that they deserve to be
Injuries and Conditions Covered by Workers’
Workers’ compensation covers nearly all types
of physical injuries and illnesses that are work-related. Commonly covered
injuries and conditions include:
Psychological and emotional injuries are also
covered in some cases when they contribute to more severe physical
injuries. Pre-existing conditions that are aggravated while at work may be
covered but it needs to be shown how the employment contributed to the
Steps to Take After an Injury at Work
If you are injured at work, your first steps
should be to obtain necessary emergency treatment and to notify your
employer as soon as possible about the injury. After all parties have been
notified, you should consult with a workers’ compensation attorney about
your claim. By speaking with a lawyer as early in the process as possible,
you can get knowledgeable advice on how to proceed and avoid the landmines
and pitfalls encountered by many injured workers.