Georgia Workers Compensation Attorney
Protecting Atlanta's injured workers
Most employees do not know all the rights they have under workers compensation. Unfortunately, employers and their workers compensation insurance companies prey upon this lack of knowledge, and attempt to deny an injured employee what is due him or her. They can deny responsibility for the entire claim or deny responsibility for portions of the claim; such as refusing to pay for certain medical care, paying too little to the employee while the employee is unable to work, and failing to pay for permanent injuries. Fortunately, workers compensation law has built-in penalties designed to punish such behavior.
If you were injured while on the job, you may be eligible for workers compensation benefits. Every employer in Georgia with three or more employees is required by law to provide workers compensation insurance for its workers. Workers compensation is a no-fault insurance system, which means you are covered if you were hurt on the job, and you do not have to prove fault to recover your benefits.
Experienced attorney Gregory Shurman has assisted workers in receiving fair compensation for injuries and illnesses sustained in the workplace for nearly 20 years. He can help you obtain coverage for your workers comp claim, including:
What you need to do to protect your rights
To receive these benefits, you must properly file a workers compensation claim with the Georgia State Board of Workers Compensation. Gregory S. Shurman, LLC can assist you with the process.
If you’ve been injured on the job, you should do the following:
Report the injury immediately. It is important to report any on-the-job injury to your supervisor as soon as possible. If you fail to report the injury within 30 days, you may not be eligible to receive workers compensation benefits. Reporting the injury does not constitute filing a workers compensation claim.
Select a doctor from the approved list. Ask to see your employer's panel of workers compensation physicians — a list of doctors your employer has approved to treat injured employees. You must choose one of these physicians to treat your workplace injury.
Contact an experienced Atlanta workers compensation attorney
Call Gregory S. Shurman, LLC at 404-248-3930 or contact the firm online to schedule your free consultation. The firm represents workers of any industry injured on the job in Metro Atlanta and Northeast Georgia.