In the city of Atlanta, workplace injuries occur too regularly. People get up, go to work and expect to return home healthy. Unfortunately, accidents happen every day and they can be debilitating. The United States has a system of workers’ compensation in place to protect injured workers that can be navigated without the assistance of an attorney. At times, however, an attorney is necessary.
When you are injured at work, you will follow the steps laid out in the policy manual. Typically, you will be required to notify your supervisor of your injury in writing, seek medical attention and fill out the appropriate paperwork. All of this can be done on your own. It is when your injury is particularly severe or you are denied workers’ compensation benefits that an attorney can be of assistance.
In some cases, an injury is so severe that workers’ compensation will not pay enough to provide coverage for medical bills that are incurred immediately and those that may be incurred in the future. In other cases, workers’ compensation will deny a victim’s claim for one reason or another. An experienced workplace injury attorney can help a victim navigate the procedures of workers’ compensation insurance and assist the victim in securing the benefits they are entitled to.
If you have been injured at work, at your workers’ compensation does not cover your expenses, it may be in your best interest to contact an experienced Atlanta workers’ compensation attorney.