The Answers You Need After Getting Hurt At Work
Injuries at work are typically accompanied by far more questions than answers. The good news is that injured workers in Georgia can turn to the Law Offices of John D. Christy, P.C., for answers to their work injury and workers’ compensation questions.
What is workers’ compensation?
Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance carried by employers to cover the costs associated with lost wages and medical expenses when a worker is hurt on the job.
Do I need a workers’ compensation lawyer?
There is no rule that prevents you from pursuing your rights on your own after a workplace injury, but it is not likely to be the best course of action. Even experienced attorneys can struggle with the complexities of the workers’ compensation process. Having an experienced injury attorney can speed up the process by helping you avoid unnecessary delays. A lawyer can also help you make sure you do not leave any benefits on the table.
What kind of injuries are covered by workers’ compensation?
Workers’ compensation covers a wide range of injuries and disabling conditions, including physical injuries and mental health conditions. Common types of injuries and conditions include orthopedic injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, burn injuries, eye injuries and amputations. Some catastrophic injuries can result in permanent benefits.
Does workers’ compensation cover fatal workplace accidents?
Yes. It may also be possible to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit for additional personal injury compensation if a third-party’s negligence was responsible for the loss of your loved one.