Workers' Comp Lawyer in Augusta

If you were seriously injured on the job or a loved one was killed while at work, it is important that you contact a workers' compensation attorney from Turkheimer & Hadden right away. At our firm, we are proud to offer outstanding representation to individuals who are seeking compensation for personal injuries and we can guide you through filing and appealing any claims.

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Filing A Workers' Comp Claim

For most victims, workers' compensation is granted if the injuries occurred while on the job or while performing a job-related activity. Jump to a section below to learn more about your workers' comp claim:

Am I eligible for workers' compensation?

To determine eligibility for workers' compensation, you will need to make sure that your injuries were related to a work task and that your company carriers workers' compensation' insurance.

In Georgia, businesses that have 3 or more employees must offer workers' comp coverage. Most employees are eligible for workers' comp the day that they begin working, excluding:

  • Independent contractors
  • Federal employees
  • Railroad employees
  • Domestic workers

You must report your accident to your employer within 30 days of the incident, or you may not be able to recover your benefits.

If my claim is denied, can I appeal it?

Yes! It is actually not uncommon for first workers' compensation claim to be denied. Our workers' comp attorney in Augusta may help determine why your claim was denied and help submit an appeal to the State Board of Workers’ Compensation. We can review your case and make sure that you receive the compensation you deserve in a timely manner.

What are the benefits I can receive?

You can file a claim for numerous types of benefits, including:

  • Lost wages (2/3 of your average weekly wages up to $525.00)
  • Medical assistance, including all doctor visits, treatment, hospital stays, therapy and tests
  • Permanent disability benefits
  • Burial benefits to family members of lost loved ones, and death benefits.

Can I get medical treatment from any doctor?

No. You must receive treatment from doctors who are approved by your employer. Your employer should have this list posted and you can choose any doctor from the list, which should have a minimum of six. The employer can choose to opt out of choosing physicians themselves, and instead can post the name of a Workers' Compensation Managed Care Organization, which will have a representative to help you get a doctor.

Is there a difference between long-term and short-term disability benefits?

Yes, there is a difference between long- and short-term disability insurance. For most individuals, short-term disability benefits only cover a portion of lost wages. Long-term disability benefits can help cover medical expenses and wages until you are able to return to your job, if ever.

Should I work with a workers' comp attorney?

Absolutely! The laws and regulations regarding workers' compensation in Georgia can be difficult to understand, and most people are met with challenges when trying to file for, appeal, and obtain benefits. If you are considering applying for workers' compensation, or if you need to learn more about your eligibility to file, contact Turkheimer & Hadden today and schedule a free initial consultation with our team of Atlanta lawyers.

When you work with Turkheimer & Hadden, we can work hard to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the compensation that you deserve. Without the guidance of an attorney, you could be facing an uphill battle. Our team of highly experienced and respected workers' comp lawyers in Augusta can work quickly and efficiently to help you obtain the highest amount of compensation available in your case.

Turkheimer & Hadden can:

  • Help you understand employment laws and workers' compensation benefits
  • Determine your eligibility to file for workers' compensation
  • Educate you on the difference between short-term and long-term disability
  • Assist you with filing an appeal for a denied workers' compensation claim
  • Determine whether your employment law rights were violated through wrongful termination as a result of your injuries

Contact Turkheimer & Hadden to learn more!

If you have questions or concerns regarding your eligibility to file, or if you are looking for more information about workers' compensation, do not hesitate to contact our team. We can use our knowledge of the Georgia state laws and federal laws to your advantage and pursue only the best possible resolution for your unique situation.

To schedule a free initial consultation, contact Turkheimer & Hadden today!