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Workers' Compensation Attorneys in Atlanta

Fighting for the Rights of Injured Workers

Sustaining an injury at work can have far-reaching consequences. Depending on the severity of your accident, you may find yourself facing mounting medical bills, ongoing treatment, and an inability to return to work, either temporarily or permanently.

Employers have a duty of reasonable care—in other words, they must make sure that their workplace is reasonably safe for employees. When they fail to ensure a safe work environment, accidents can happen. If you were injured at work as a result of negligence, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation. At Jenkins Utley, P.C., our skilled Atlanta workers’ compensation attorneys can help you navigate the process of filing your claim. We can even assist you if you have already had your claim denied.

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What Does Workers’ Compensation Cover?

One of the first questions we receive from clients seeking workers’ compensation is what it covers. This makes sense, as many of our clients need financial assistance, fast, to help with the cost of unexpected medical expenses, hospital bills, lost income, and other damages.

While each case is different, workers’ compensation typically covers: 

  • Medical and hospital bills
  • Temporary disability payments to those who cannot work while injured
  • Permanent disability payments to those who can no longer work
  • Retraining for individuals who cannot return to the same job
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Death benefits (to relatives) when an individual is killed on the job

Our attorneys understand how financially challenging, complex, and difficult the workers’ compensation process can be for you—that’s why we are here to help. We represent each of our clients with the utmost respect and are dedicated to making each case a success.

How to Receive Workers’ Compensation

If you have been injured at work, file your claim in writing as soon as possible. For those who cannot file immediately, there is a period of one year where you are allowed to submit your workers’ compensation claim. Your employer must then report the claim to the insurance carrier.

Three physicians must be given in writing as options for medical treatment of your condition. They must be (reasonably) near your residence and be separate entities. If your physician requires you to stay out of work for a period that exceeds seven days, you will be entitled to temporary disability payments. You will incur payments for each day after the seventh day for days of work missed and if your absence from work exceeds 14 days, you will also be compensated for the first seven days of missed work.

No corporation or business is too small or big for the Atlanta workers’ compensation attorneys at Jenkins Utley, P.C.. Never be afraid to file for workers’ compensation; there are laws that prevent businesses from retaliating against their workers for filing and most companies are required to carry insurance policies for this purpose.

Common Workplace Injuries

Almost any injury can be covered by workers’ compensation if it occurred in the workplace; regardless of who is at fault, you may be able to seek benefits.

Common work-related injuries associated with workers’ compensation claims include:

  • Back, shoulder, and knee injuries
  • Fractures and broken bones
  • Intensification of a pre-existing condition
  • Industrial diseases
  • Falls to lower levels
  • Machinery accidents
  • Stress injuries
  • Slips and falls
  • Construction site injuries
  • Burns
  • Occupational illness and disease

Many industries, professions, or careers, including office-based work, can cause work-related injuries. If an injury incurred at your job has caused you to take time off work, you are entitled to medical treatment and payment for your time away while you recover. For more severe cases, permanent disability, retraining, and additional benefits may be available to workers.

Request a Free Workers’ Compensation Consultation

If you have been injured due to the negligence of another person or unsafe conditions in the workplace, trust the Atlanta workers’ compensation lawyers at Jenkins Utley, P.C. to represent you throughout the filing process. We have a record of successfully advocating on behalf of injured workers throughout the area.

You have the right as an injured employee to seek compensation. Never be intimidated or afraid to file for workers’ compensation. Our team is here to answer your questions and address your concerns throughout the entire process. If your claim has been wrongfully denied, we can help you take the next steps in the pursuit of the compensation you are owed.

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