Cochran, Georgia Workers' Compensation Lawyers
During my entire career of 16 years, I have handled numerous criminal cases involving murder, rape, armed robbery, theft by taking, theft by receiving, fraud, identify theft and many others. I also handle traffic tickets that involving driving under the influence, driving...
Mr. Hill enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. He also enjoys hunting, fishing, jogging, hiking, and clay target shooting, and is an active member of Christ Episcopal Church in Macon, Georgia. Mr. Hill holds several memberships, including the Association of Trial Lawyers of...
Arthur graduated from Augusta State University, after which he went to work in Alaska as a commercial fisherman. Arthur believes that his experience in Alaska was invaluable, not only because it taught him the...
We used to hear stories of alcoholics and drug addicts getting monthly checks just because of their alcoholism or drug addiction. We still see ridiculous stories of people getting benefits that seem unworthy, but the rules have changed. It's tougher to get benefits now. Today,...
Macon, GA 31201
Mr. Lemon graduated from Mercer University and Stetson University College of Law. He has lived in Georgia for over 20 years with his wife and two sons.
Peachtree City, GA 30269-0713
Georgia State University College of Law
Injured on the job?
The workers' compensation system attempts to streamline the process for handling work-related injuries and illnesses, such as a loss of limb, back injury, or repetitive strain injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. The system generally provides fixed remedies to employees suffering from work-related injuries without requiring the employee to prove fault, thereby minimizing the need for litigation and its associated costs. Benefits from workers' compensation insurance may include medical care, temporary disability benefits, permanent disability benefits, vocational rehabilitation, and death benefits.
The workers' compensation system is typically an alternative to filing a civil lawsuit for a personal injury claim, and in most cases, you may not pursue both avenues for compensation for an injury.
A workers' compensation lawyer can help you navigate the workers' compensation system to get the full benefits to which you are entitled. If your injury was caused by someone or something not covered by your employer's workers' compensation insurance, a workers' compensation attorney can help you file a third-party claim so that you get the compensation you deserve.
Sometimes workers' compensation attorneys also handle matters in personal injury or employment law. However, some attorneys also handle workers' compensation matters exclusively.
Cumulative injury: The career total of an employee's job-related injuries resulting in disabilities.
Third-party claim: A legal claim by an employee against a party who is not the employer and whose negligence caused injury during or in the course of employment.
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