Athens Georgia Workers Comp Lawyer – Athens GA Worker Compensation Attorney
WORKERS COMPENSATION IN GEORGIA
If you or a loved one have been the victim of an injury at work near Athens Georgia, then call an Athens GA workers compensation – work injury attorney at 1-800-569-1937.
Workers’ Compensation laws are designed to ensure that employees who are injured or disabled on the job are provided with fixed monetary awards, eliminating the need for litigation. These laws also provide benefits for dependents of those workers who are killed because of work-related accidents or illnesses. Some laws also protect employers and fellow workers by limiting the amount an injured employee can recover from an employer and by eliminating the liability of co-workers in most accidents. Georgia Workers Compensation statutes establish this framework for most employment. Federal statutes are limited to federal employees or those workers employed in some significant aspect of interstate commerce.
The employer pays for the injured employee’s medical treatment and also pays the injured employee a portion of weekly wages and other benefits for the time the injured employee has to stay away from work. The employee who claims the benefits under workers compensation laws cannot sue the employer for the injuries. If an employee dies from a work related injury, the family members are entitled to a death benefit.
Employers and their insurance companies may try to avoid paying compensation on different grounds:
- that the injury did not occur at work
- that the injury is not as serious as claimed by the injured worker
- that the employee faked
Our Workers Compensation Lawyers Are Based in Athens Georgia – GA
Our attorneys fight to get work injury victims the compensation they are entitled to.
From our offices, we help workers compensation – work injury victims in Athens, Warner Robins, Roberta, Forsyth, Byron-Centerville, Culloden, Fort Valley, Haddock, Jeffersonville, Lizella, Perry, Gray, Irwinton, Milledgeville and Vienna including Bibb County, Monroe County, Jones County, Crawford County, Peach County, Twiggs County, Baldwin County, Dooly County, and Houston County get the compensation they deserve. Call 1-800-569-1937 now or contact us online.