It can be a shock to suffer a serious injury at work. Your first priority at such a moment must be medical treatment for your injuries, but you should also be aware that under Georgia workers' compensation laws, your employer is obligated to assist you in obtaining medical treatment and recovering from losses that can be attributed to your injuries.
Nicholson, Silverbach, & Watson represents workers' compensation clients in Cobb County and elsewhere in northern Georgia. Our firm can guide you through the paperwork involved in filing a claim and help you get the compensation you deserve.
What to do if Injured at Work
Every employer, with limited exceptions, must obtain workers' compensation insurance for its employees. The employer's responsibility begins when it is first notified of the injury, and it documents and submits the claim to the workers' compensation insurance company and to the proper state agency governing the workers' compensation process.
If you are injured on the job, documentation of your claim is essential to receiving compensation. Specifically, the following information should be obtained and collected as evidence for your claim:
- Names of all people who may have been involved in the accident or witnessed your injury
- Names and addresses of the physicians who treated you and the facilities where you were treated
- Dates of treatments, medical bills, receipts
- Dates and length of time that you missed work because of your injury
- Names and contact information for all people with whom you have discussed your injury and claim, including insurance adjusters
- Any and all correspondence with your employer or insurance companies pertaining to your injuries or claim
Why You Need an Attorney to Represent Your Claim
Some claims are straightforward, leading to a prompt approval that results in benefits paid to the employee. However, a claim can be complicated by a third party's responsibility in the accident or an employer's dispute of the claim. Having our firm represent you in the proceedings lets your employer or its insurance company know you are serious about your claim. We can also assist you in negotiating a settlement that truly compensates you for your losses.
Contact Us Today For A Free Assessment
Call us at 770-635-0334 or use our online form to talk to a lawyer and get help with your workers' compensation claim. We are located in Kennesaw but serve all of north Georgia.