Do You Qualify for Workers’ Comp?
Injured on the job and wondering if you qualify for workers' compensation benefits? Workers' compensation is a delicate process. It should only be pursued after you have educated yourself, understand what steps need to be taken, and know what rules need to be followed.
Employers and insurance companies are very strict about who is eligible to receive workers' compensation. They could also charge you with workers' compensation fraud if they believe you are not following regulations. If you have suffered an injury after a workplace accident, learn about Georgia's workers' comp regulations before filing a claim.
Basic Workers' Compensation Eligibility Guidelines
There are a few basic circumstances that could help you determine whether or not you qualify for workers' compensation.
Your accident, illness, or injury must not have been caused under any of the following circumstances:
- By willful misconduct or self-infliction
- By drug or alcohol usage
- By roughhousing or fighting on the job
- Before or after employment with the employer against which you are filing the workers' comp claim
However, you may be able to rightfully request compensation if your accident, illness, or injury was caused by any of the following:
- Willful or serious misconduct on behalf of your employer
- Repetitive movement relating to your job
- Unsafe work conditions
- Unintentional actions on your part
Essentially, if your illness or injury was a result of work-related circumstances outside of your intent or control, you have the right to request compensation. Your employer may still be reluctant to offer you maximum compensation, though, so make sure you are well-equipped to fight for your rights as an injured worker by hiring an Atlanta workers' compensation lawyer right away.
How an Atlanta Workers' Comp Attorney Could Help
Without proper legal representation, you stand little chance of maximizing your compensation. Your employer will likely hire legal representation should they desire to fight your claim, so arm yourself with a skilled trial attorney from The Law Office of Brian H. Sumrall.
By calling his firm today, you could learn exactly how he could help you build your case and fight for the compensation you deserve. The firm has 10 years of experience in all areas of workers' compensation law, handling cases ranging from slip and fall accidents to catastrophic workplace injuries. Whatever you are facing, Mr. Sumrall has what it takes to fight for you.
Hire a Workers' Compensation Lawyer in Atlanta
Brian Sumrall has been named to the list of Super Lawyers® Rising StarsSM for two years running, an honor awarded to no more than 2.5% of Georgia attorneys. He handles each case personally and will stop at nothing to win the highest amount of compensation possible for each situation.
If you have been injured on the job and need a lawyer who will answer your questions and help you every step of the way, find out what The Law Office of Brian H. Sumrall could do for you by calling today.
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