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All You Need to Know About Worker’s Compensation

What is workers’ compensation?
Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that every employer in Georgia with more than two employees is legally required to carry.  It is intended to cover your lost wages and medical expenses in the event that you are injured at work.

What qualifies as a work-related injury?
A work-related injury is any traumatic injury, medical condition, or disease which is caused by your job.   This also includes pre-existing conditions, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, which are often aggravated by a person’s job.
Work-related injuries and the long-term or permanent disability they cause can cost you tens, or even hundreds of thousands, of dollars in lost income. And, in the state of Georgia, they can even cost you your job.

If you’ve been injured at work, you’re entitled to compensation and appropriate medical treatment under Georgia law.

Here are just a few of the work-related injuries and conditions in which I specialize:

  • Traumatic Head Injuries
  • Back and Neck Injuries (Lumbar, thoracic and cervical disc herniations, annular tears, etc.)
  • Shoulder Injuries (Rotator cuff tears, nerve impingement, etc.)
  • Knee Injuries (Torn ACL, torn meniscus, etc.)
  • Broken Bones (Compound/Hairline fractures)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Reflex Sympathetic Disorder/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

But even though the law entitles you to compensation and appropriate medical care, obtaining it isn’t always easy. Insurance companies are in the business of making sure you get medical care from a doctor who will say what they want him or her to say.  They’re also in the business of making sure their financial responsibility to you is minimized or avoided altogether.  That’s why you need an attorney who is experienced in handling these types of cases to work for you.