Ensuring You Receive Your Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Anyone filing (or considering to file) for workers’ compensation benefits often wonder, “What exactly are the benefits workers’ compensation provides?” The answer will depend upon each person’s specific situation and injuries, but attorney Robert Duffee believes it is important to have a general understanding of what benefits might be available to you following an on-the-job injury.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits Overview
Carrollton attorney Robert Duffee has nearly 20 years of experience helping injured workers throughout Georgia navigate the workers’ compensation process. His goals in each case are to provide outstanding client service and to obtain the maximum compensation to which his clients are entitled. Those benefits include:
- Medical care: The workers’ compensation system is designed to help injured employees receive any care that is necessary to treat their condition. In the past, many people have thought that injured workers were only referred to physicians recommended by their employer or its insurance carrier. This is not the case. You are also entitled to receive medical evaluation by a doctor of your own choosing. This can assist in fighting against biased assessments that could reduce your benefits.
- Rehabilitation: Depending on your injury, you may need rehabilitation care as part of your recovery. Workers’ compensation provides for this care so long as you can show sufficient proof that the care is needed for your recovery.
- Lost wages replacement: Aside from receiving proper medical treatment, being away from work is a top concern of many injured workers. Attorney Duffee understands that you rely on your income to provide for yourself and your family. Replacing your lost wages will be one of his top priorities so you can focus on your recovery and spending time with your loved ones.
Georgia’s workers’ compensation system also provides benefits to surviving family members who tragically lost a loved one in a workplace accident. Duffee Law Firm, LLC, offers compassionate, yet aggressive care to help loved ones obtain funeral/burial expenses and additional compensation for the loss of financial support.
Why Is Hiring An Attorney Necessary?
Simply stated, far too many people accept settlement offers that undervalue the cost of their injuries, while others accept care from employer selected doctors. Having an attorney on your side will allow you to obtain all of the benefits to which you are entitled, as well as support you in selecting a doctor of your own choosing.
Additionally, many employees are concerned about the potential backlash that might come from filing a workers’ compensation claim. The law forbids your employer from retaliating against you, and attorney Duffee will work hard to hold it accountable for any illegal actions against you.
Contact A Work Injury Lawyer Today
Contact us online or call 770-884-6402 for a free initial consultation with a lawyer. We will evaluate your case and explain your options so you can make an informed decision about important next steps.