Marietta Workers Compensation
Employers are required by law to carry workers compensation insurance for one simple reason – accidents are an inevitable part of life. In an ideal world, there would be no dangerous jobs, but the fact is that there are and injuries occur every day to people just trying to earn a living for their families. In order to file a workers compensation claim, your injury must have occurred in the course and scope of your employment to be compensable under the Workers’ Compensation Act. This does not mean that the injury had to happen at your normal place of work. Determining if your injury requires a workers compensation claim depends on two main factors – is it job related and whether it was required or essential for your job.
Injuries and illnesses that may entitle you to workers compensation benefits include, but are not limited to, the following conditions:
- Back injuries due to heavy lifting
- Injuries due to falls or falling objects
- Injuries from vehicle accidents, including delivery trucks and forklifts
- Burns and eye injuries due to chemical splashes
- Repetitive motion injuries such as carpal tunnel
- Hearing loss due to equipment noise
- Illness due to exposure to dangerous substances
- Injuries sustained due to repetitive actions
If you have suffered injury because of any aspect of your job, you owe it to yourself to consult with a personal injury attorney like Casey Stevens who will inform you of your rights under current Georgia law.
Ideally, your employer and their insurance company will cover all of your medical bills, pay you for missed work, and work with you to accommodate your injury in your job. Workers compensation insurance benefits could include the following:
- Medical care
- Temporary disability benefits
- Permanent disability benefits
- Supplemental job displacement benefits
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Death benefits
Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and when you are denied workers compensation benefits from your employer, a personal injury attorney like Casey W. Stevens can help.What Makes Casey Stevens Different
Casey Stevens knows how the insurance companies’ claims adjusters and their legal teams operate because he was once a member of both. He spent ten years as an insurance claim manager and then several years as a member of their legal defense teams. He uses that unique insider knowledge to fight for his clients rights and combat the tactics that the insurance companies use to deny their claims.
At the Law Offices of Casey Stevens, we believe that every injury victim, regardless of their current financial situation is entitled to the best possible legal representation. When you contact our office, we will arrange for Mr. Stevens to meet with you personally to listen to the details of your case and provide you with his expert legal opinion regarding the validity of your claim with no cost and no obligation. He will meet with you in any of our six metro Atlanta offices or come to your home or hospital room to lay out his recommendations for a course of action that will guarantee the best possible recovery of compensation for your injuries. After you sign with us to represent you we will get to work on investigating and proving your claim. You do not have to pay a retainer or any upfront fees to our firm because we accept all of our cases on contingency – this means that we do not charge you anything until after your case has been settled and your payment is in your hands.
There are many time sensitive components involved in any personal injury case, and workers compensation cases are no exception. Before you accept what your employer offers in way of compensation for your injuries, it is important that you contact our office and learn your rights.
Have you or someone that you love been injured on the job in or around Marietta, GA?
Contact us online or call us today for a complimentary case evaluation: 770-408-6364