Standing Up For Injured Workers
Suffering a work injury can cause significant stress and confusion. You may not know what to do, but it’s important to remember that you do have rights. In fact, if you were injured at work while employed by a Georgia company, you are likely entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. That includes medical treatment, lost earnings and permanent impairment benefits, assuming you are a qualified employee under the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Act. Our lawyers can help you with the workers’ comp process, even if your claim was denied. We can also tell you whether you have an additional claim against a negligent third party.
A company that has three or more employees must carry workers’ compensation insurance. When a worker is injured while acting in the scope and course of his or her employment, that employee, with few exceptions, is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Our experienced attorneys at Ashenden & Associates, P.C., in Atlanta, have a long history of advocating for injured workers. We focus on details and with co-counsel who specialize in only work related injuries to get results.
You May Have Claims Against Third Parties, Too
The Workers’ Compensation Act provides an exclusive remedy between employers and their employees for job-related injuries and diseases. This means that you cannot sue your employer for personal injury. However, typically, you are automatically entitled to medical and wage loss benefits under the workers’ compensation system. Our attorneys have a deep understanding of this system.
However, if a third-party caused the injury, then the employee may also have a personal injury claim against the negligent third party. Subcontractors, property owners, equipment manufacturers, utility companies and negligent drivers are examples of third parties that may be held liable for a workplace accident. Our attorneys are well-versed in advocating for injured workers in these situations, and we have the case results to prove it.
We Understand What You Are Going Through
Injured workers face so much uncertainty now that they are temporarily or permanently unable to work. If your company’s insurer attempts to deny your workers’ compensation benefits – or if you think you may have claims in addition to workers’ comp – you need the insight of the skilled attorneys at Ashenden & Associates, P.C., in Atlanta. We will fight for you to secure the benefits that are rightfully yours after sustaining a workplace injury. For a free consultation, contact our attorneys online or call us at 770-676-1184.