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In an ideal world, a workers’ compensation claim filed by an employee injured on the job would be handled perfectly, and the stress to the injured worker would be minimal. Unfortunately, all too often if you’ve been injured on the job, you have to endure delays in processing your claim and months of financial uncertainty while you try to heal. 

When delays and denials stress you out, consider hiring a Georgia workers’ compensation attorney to protect your rights.

Introduction to Workers’ Compensation Claims

Workplaces are monitored by a group called OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) to ensure safety. But accidents still happen, and people get hurt at work. 

If you get hurt at work, first get medical help. Then, tell your boss so they can start the process with the insurance that’s supposed to take care of you. If you can’t work for more than a week because of your injury, it’s taken seriously, and your job should be waiting for you when you’re better.

Reasons You Need a Workers’ Comp Attorney

1. Denial of Claims and Accusations of Fault

Employers and insurance carriers may deny your claim or accuse you of causing the accident. An attorney can advocate on your behalf, ensuring that your rights are protected and working to overturn unjust denials.

2. Premature Return to Work Pressures

Insurance companies often push for a quick return to work before full recovery. A workers’ comp attorney can help ensure you’re not forced back to work prematurely, safeguarding your health and recovery process.

3. Navigating Complex Claims and Delays

The workers’ comp claims process can be fraught with delays and complications, from slow claim processing to disputes over lost wages. An attorney can streamline this process, advocating for swift and fair handling of your claim.

4. Settlement Negotiation Expertise

Deciding between a “Liability” and a “No Liability” settlement in Georgia requires understanding complex legal nuances. An experienced attorney can guide you through this decision, ensuring the settlement is in your best interest.

5. Protection from Retaliation

The fear of demotion or termination after filing a claim is real. An attorney can offer protection from such retaliation, allowing you to focus on your recovery without the added stress of workplace repercussions.

6. Focusing on Your Recovery

Ultimately, the most compelling reason to hire a workers’ comp attorney is to prioritize your recovery. With a legal expert handling your claim, you can focus on healing without the burden of navigating the legal system.

The Advantages of Legal Assistance

The life of a workers’ comp claim is often filled with problems. Claims aren’t always handled efficiently, lost wages aren’t always paid out on time, and claims may be denied pending an investigation—which drags on. Parsons Law Group can help get a claim handled swiftly. If you are injured at work, your first priority should be recovering from your injury. You shouldn’t worry about whether you may get demoted or fired or whether you should settle. Let an attorney oversee your claim and protect your rights. Contact us today about exploring your options.