John's Creek Workers Compensation Attorney
Workers compensation cases can often pit the interests of a sick or injured worker against the interests of an employer. For this reason, the workers' compensation claim process can be adversarial and difficult, and will often necessitate the use of a lawyer who is experienced with regard to workers' comp claims.
Any injury can be scary, but one that occurs on the job—and interferes with your ability to do your job—can be truly frightening. Even a minor accident can cause serious injuries that wreak physical, emotional, and financial stress. Workplace accidents are not rare, and in Georgia all employers who have more than three employees (even part time employees) are required to carry workers compensation insurance. If you have a workers comp issue, it is imperative to consult a workers comp attorney in Georgia as soon as possible.
Common workplace accidents and injuries include:
- Construction accidents
- Forklift injuries
- Commercial trucking accidents
- Lifting injuries
- Injuries from conveyors and manufacturing product defects
- Safety or OSHA violations
- Chemical burns
- Repetitive injuries (i.e. carpal tunnel syndrome)
Many injuries that happen at work are simple accidents. In these cases, you may be able to obtain workers compensation from your employer’s workers compensation insurance plan to alleviate some of the financial stress after you’ve been injured. In those cases, legal recourse is not warranted and you do not need a lawyer. However, in limited circumstances, if you were injured because your employer knowingly exposed you to unsafe conditions or failed to take safety measures, you may be allowed to seek compensation by filing a lawsuit. If the negligence of a third party (a person or company other than your employer) contributed to causing your injury, you may be able to bring a lawsuit against that party—regardless of whether you are receiving workers’ compensation benefits from your employer.We Offer Free Case Evaluations
The Law Offices of Casey W. Stevens can evaluate your case at no cost to you and help you determine exactly who is responsible for your injuries and whether or not you have a viable case against them. Workers' compensation insurance companies have lawyers advising them on their rights and requirements when it comes to workers' compensation claims. It is only fair that you be armed with a skilled personal injury lawyer offering the same information and advice. Attorney Stevens spent ten years as an insurance claims manager and another four as a defense attorney for insurance companies in Georgia. He knows how the other side works, and how they often try to avoid paying what you are entitled to under Georgia law.Common Reasons Your Employer and Their Insurance Company Might try to Deny Your Claim
- They will deny that the injury occurred on the job
- They might claim the injury is exaggerated or faked
- They claim the employee lied about a pre-existing medical condition
- They claim the employee has recovered from the injury and can return to work
- They fire the employee after the injury and ignore the claim
- They pay wage benefit checks late to make the employee want to settle the claim early
- They refuse to agree to let the employee see a specialist or refuse to allow necessary and justified surgery or therapies
If you have been injured on the job or are suffering from long-term exposure to hazardous or damaging conditions and feel you are being short-changed, you need quality representation to stand up to your employer and its workers' compensation insurance company in order to ensure the best settlement possible.We do not Collect Until You do
The Law Offices of Casey W. Stevens believes that your case deserves the best representation possible and understands that your injury may have left you in financial stress. That is why we represent every case on a contingency basis. We apply a thorough, systematic approach to every personal injury case that we represent, and workers compensation cases are no different. We front the cost for any experts that may be needed to prove or explain your injuries should your case need to go before a jury. We do not collect a dime until your case is settled and your payment is in hand.
Have you or someone you love been injured on the job in Georgia, and need a lawyer in the Johns Creek, GA area? We have six Atlanta area offices to serve you, including two within minutes of John’s Creek, GA: Atlanta, Alpharetta, Suwanee, Cumming, Dawsonville, Woodstock. If you are not able to come to us, we’ll be happy to come to you.
Contact us online or call us today for a complimentary case evaluation: 770-408-6364