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Your Rights in a Georgia Workers’ Compensation Claim

By Douglas F. Kaleita P.C.  Dec. 3, 2013 1:39p

If you have been injured at work, whether you are an office worker, construction worker, janitor, or police officer, you have certain rights. One of those rights is to full compensation under the law. Some employers and / or their insurance carriers may try to reduce or deny your benefits. They may do this in an effort to cut costs. If this happens, you do not have to accept the offers they make. You are under no legal obligation to do so. You may have to engage the services of a competent workers' compensation attorney who can work on your behalf to help you secure all of the compensation that is rightfully yours. This means that you should not have to pay for any medical treatment for your injury out of your own pocket. And, depending on whether your injury is catastrophic or non-catastrophic, you should receive a specified percentage of your typical weekly earnings while unable to work.

The workers' compensation system is not based on fault. In fact, the whole system was designed to help workers get the medical care and disability payments they need so that they can return to their jobs. Your first obligation is to report your injury to your employer within 30 days. If your workers' compensation claim is denied, you also have the right to an appeal. Your appeal will lead to a hearing where you can present evidence substantiating your claim. All of this can be accomplished with the legal assistance of an attorney who practices in the field of workers' compensation law in Georgia.

Workers' Compensation Attorney Serving North Georgia

If you are having problems with a workers' compensation claim or don't know how to get started, the law firm of Douglas F. Kaleita, P.C. can help. The legal team at this firm is experienced, caring, and very effective in this field of law. They have been helping injured workers in Atlanta and the communities in North Georgia for 22 years. They have helped clients in all occupations who have been injured in various types of accidents, from falls to vehicle accidents, equipment accidents, and more. Regardless of the cause, they know how to take action to protect your rights and secure a fair result.

To get the legal help you need, contact the firm for a free case consultation. Your workers' compensation attorney at the firm will review your situation and advise you on what needs to be done. Get your questions answered and let an experienced professional help you move forward with your claim today.

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