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After a workplace accident in Georgia or a personal injury of any kind, there are many options to consider and decisions to make. Between dealing with insurance companies and employers, the workers compensation process is not an easy one to navigate – but it will be easier with us on your side.

Read on to better understand your rights and your options, and how an Atlanta Work Injury Lawyer can help you during this challenging time.

Workers in certain industries, such as the Construction or manufacturing industries, are at greater risk for injury and fatal accidents at their workplace. According to state law, the term ” Work-Related Injury” is defined as personal injury or Death by accident arising out of or in the course of employment. This term also includes disease or infection that naturally or unavoidably results from such Injury.

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If you or someone you love sustained an injury or illness while on the job, you can seek the compensation you need when you call an Atlanta workplace accident lawyer from our office. You may be able to recover wage benefits and medical benefits for your injuries, and in certain situations, you could qualify for disability benefits as well.

Work Injury Claims Pursued by Atlanta Work Injury Lawyers

Common types of workers’ compensation claims seek damages for back injuries, permanent partial disability, and other ways you may have been hurt at work. If your injuries have made you unable to work, you are entitled to workers compensation in the state of Georgia — and the catastrophic work injury lawyers at our law office can help.

What other types of injuries can workers’ compensation cover?

  • Lacerations and Contusions;
  • Sprains and Strains;
  • Burns;
  • Eye injuries.

Call 404-882-6810 today to receive a free, no-obligation consultation. You can also fill out our online Case Evaluation Form.

How Long You Have to Sue for a Work-Related Injury in Atlanta, GA

According to Georgia law, you must notify your employer or your supervisor of your accident within 30 days for your claim to be valid.

There must be a good reason if you wait more than 30 days, at which point you must notify your employer or supervisor of your accident in writing. Time restrictions such as these are referred to as the “statute of limitations,” and a failure to take action within the required time limits could result in the loss of your right to benefits. This is one of the reasons why it is especially important to have the help of An Atlanta Work Injury Lawyer after you have been injured.

Georgia workers’ compensation laws also state that you must file a WC-14 form, Notice of Claim, with the Workers’ Compensation Board for the following situations:

  • 1 year from the date of injury; or
  • 1 year from the date of the last authorized treatment paid for by your employer or its insurer, or
  • 2 years from the last payment of injured workers and compensation income benefits

You can pursue a Workers’ Compensation claim and benefits at any point after you file a Form 14, but long periods of time in between your treatments can make it harder for you to obtain compensation.

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When you are seeking compensation for a work-related injury or illness, there are several other deadlines that you must be aware of as well. For example, if your claim is rejected by a judge at the Workers’ Compensation Board, you only have 20 days to appeal that decision, and failure to do so may result in a loss of your ability to further pursue the matter. An Atlanta Work Injury Lawyer will keep you informed on the timelines you must be aware of and ensure your claims are submitted on time.

Additionally, there are times when a claim may exist against a party other than your employer and your employer’s insurance. This type of third-party claim can come about when you are injured at work because of a defective product or machine that came from another manufacturer. Third-party claims generally have a 2-year deadline in Georgia, although the requirement varies in other states, and shorter deadlines may apply.

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What to Expect from a Settlement in a Workplace Accident Case

Filing a claim against your employer can be a daunting and potentially uncomfortable decision. So how often do workers’ compensation settlements actually happen in Georgia, and what can they get you?

The answer depends on a number of factors, and employees are entitled to benefits without pursuing a settlement at all. For example, you can receive two-thirds of your typical weekly wage for up to 400 weeks, with a weekly cap of $675. Your Atlanta workers’ compensation benefits should also cover all medical bills, medical treatment, and medical expenses that were incurred as a result of your injury. So why would anyone even need a settlement in a workers’ compensation case? If you already qualify for workers’ compensation, there are some added benefits if you decide to move forward with a settlement:

  • Your temporary disability benefits may last longer than they would otherwise;
  • You may be able to recover more than two-thirds of your salary;
  • You may not have to return to work even after a doctor assesses that you’ve improved as much as you can.

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What to Expect from a Settlement in a Workplace Accident Case

Here at Henningsen Injury Attorneys, P.C., we have personal injury attorneys with the legal knowledge and experience to help you determine if you have a claim against your employer or a third-party, or both. In some situations, you may be able to file a claim against your employer in addition to a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. We know how to handle these situations and will fight the insurance adjusters for the maximum amount of compensation available to you and your loved ones.

If you have more questions or have a special situation, such as being an independent contractor or having been denied workers compensation, we can help. Our team is one of the best in Georgia, with 45+ years of combined experienced among our trial lawyers and Atlanta work injury lawyers. We’re here to help you identify the damages you’ve lost and get the compensation you deserve. Please do not hesitate to Reach Out To Us For Your Free Consultation and legal advice, and find out more about how we can serve you.

Still unsure if your workplace injury qualifies for pain and suffering? Our experienced Atlanta work injury lawyers are available 24/7 to help you and explain your rights.

Call 404-882-6810 today to receive a free, no-obligation consultation. You can also fill out our online Case Evaluation Form.

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Work injury lawyers in Atlanta can charge up to 25 percent of the income benefits or settlement received for their clients. However, our law firm only accepts cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that you don’t pay us anything unless we win your case. You will not pay any out-of-pocket expenses when you hire us. We are committed to helping you and reducing your stress, not adding to it. This is just one of the many reasons to choose Henningsen.

Settlements for workers’ compensation can cover lost wages and medical care received as a result of the injury. However, you may feel like your mental wellbeing or quality of life has decreased as a result of your workplace accident. So, when can you receive compensation for pain and suffering and when can you not?

  • Workplace injury results in wrongful death? Pain and suffering can be claimed;
  • Workplace injury qualifies for a personal injury claim. Pain and suffering can be claimed;
  • With most workplace injuries, you cannot sue your employer for pain and suffering.