A work-related injury can lead to physical, financial and emotional difficulties.
It can have serious repercussions that can affect injured workers for
the rest of their lives. This is why the law safeguards the rights of
workers involved in job-related accidents. They are entitled to a variety
of income and medical benefits that often only a seasoned workers’
comp lawyer can ascertain for them.
Your Rights are Protected by the Law
The first thing an injured worker should do after a workplace accident
is seek immediate medical attention. The employer is required by law to
cover all medical expenses resulting from an on the job accident. This
includes all medical appointments, travel to and from medical appointments,
medical supplies, prescriptions and parking. Even when the injury is relatively
minor the out-of-pockets expenses can and should be billed to your employer
or their insurance company.
For a major injury, seek the assistance and advice of a reputable workers’
comp lawyer soon after you have received treatment. Cummings & Middlebrooks
are some of the most experienced
workers’ compensation attorneys in Atlanta. We will insure you receive the best medical treatment possible and all
medical benefits to which you are entitled under the law following a workplace injury.
It is important to note that insurance companies often fail to inform injured
workers of their rights following a workplace injury so they are unaware
of the medical treatment to which they are entitled. Most have never been
involved in a workers’ compensation claim and are unfamiliar with
the law. Therefore, it is best to seek advice from attorneys who know
every aspect of the law and can advise you of your rights.
Our attorneys are extremely knowledgeable about the laws that govern workers’
compensation in Georgia. We will insure you receive appropriate and complete
medical care and help you file a simple Notice of Claim or go to court
if necessary when you are denied medical treatment. Our expertise is your
best protection against being denied medical care that is much needed
following a workplace injury.