Employer liability laws have been on the books in Georgia since 1855, permitting injured employees to sue their employers for negligent acts or omissions. This laid the groundwork for modern workers’ compensation in the U.S., with the first statewide workers’ compensation law coming into effect at the turn of the last century. Today, employers in 49 of 50 states are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. However, employers and insurance companies often vigorously fight legitimate claims, leading countless workers to seek the help of a professional workers’ compensation lawyer. If you have been injured on the job in Atlanta, contact Kim Injury Law, P.C. to get the compensation you deserve and hold your employers accountable.
Workers’ Compensation Law
The idea behind workers’ compensation law is fairly straightforward: employees who sustain injuries on the job, as the result of employer negligence, deserve compensation for their injuries. This may include money to cover medical bills, lost income (both past and future), pain and suffering, mental anguish, and long-term care, to name a few examples. Injuries sustained on the job can result from accidents, but they can also be the result of repetitive stress that accumulates over time. Some of the most common injuries at issue in workers’ compensation cases include:
- Back Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Neck Injuries
- Hearing Loss
- Knee Injuries
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Electrical Burns
The victims in workers’ compensation cases may work on construction sites, but they are just as likely to be office workers or medical professionals. In fact, no profession is immune to these types of injuries. Our Atlanta law firm has represented workers of every stripe in these cases, from union builders to nurses to office workers. As long as they sustained their injuries on the job, we can pursue a workers’ compensation claim.
We also handle cases where your initial claim has not been denied by the insurance company. Usually, this is because the original claim was honored but is now being cut off. Insurance companies will often claim that you are no longer injured, thereby ceasing to pay benefits. Or they can claim that your disability is permanent and try to push you onto Social Security Disability. We can help you prove that your injuries are temporary, but that you are still injured and are therefore entitled to continue receiving insurance payments.
In cases where defective equipment contributed to your accident, you may have a good case against the manufacturer. This would be a separate product liability claim. We often seek damages on behalf of our clients in these third-party liability cases.
Whatever the nature of your workers’ compensation claim, we can help you get the compensation you deserve. You give a lot to your employer, and you shouldn’t be saddled with high medical bills and lost income because you were injured while helping them make money. For a free review of your case from Atlanta’s top workers’ compensation attorney, contact us today.