Why Hire a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Mounting expenses and medical bills, ongoing pain and suffering, stress on your family ... It all adds up after a workplace injury. As you consider your options, you may think that you can't afford a workers' compensation attorney.
You aren't the only one to feel this way. Victims of on-the-job injuries often wonder if they should hire a workers' compensation attorney or go it alone. If you're concerned about attorney fees, or if you believe that your case is simple enough to file on your own, you may want to consider why hiring a qualified attorney could get you a better result.
Determining When to Hire a Workers' Compensation Lawyer in Georgia
In most cases, victims of workplace injuries can get better results when they hire an experienced workers' compensation attorney to help with their claim. If you're unsure about the benefits of hiring an attorney, consider a few questions:
- Are you uncertain of what information should go into your claim in order to ensure it will be accepted?
- Has your claim already been denied?
- Are you not receiving medical treatment?
- Are you dissatisfied with your medical care?
- Does your employer believe you were not actually injured?
- Are you out of work and not receiving any income?
- Were you laid off or terminated after a work-related injury?
- Have you been told to report back to work but you feel incapable of doing so?
- Have you been promised benefits of any sort that have not arrived?
If you answered yes to any of these, you should seek advice from a workers' compensation attorney for your case. The attorneys at McAleer Law would be honored to help you understand your rights.
Making Georgia Workers' Compensation Law Work for You
Workers’ compensation is a fine system, if it all runs according to plan. Many employers are concerned about their employees and want to see them at work and in good health. But, oftentimes, this is not what happens. Do you feel confident that you know what to do if all does not go as it should?
At McAleer Law, we know from many years of experience that workers often need help navigating the complex workers’ compensation system. You do have definite rights, and your employer has certain obligations that they must meet.
It is our job to know and understand the laws well and to fight for the rights of our clients. For example, if someone other than your employer — such as a manufacturer or a negligent driver — caused your injury, they may also be sued for your pain and suffering. You may be owed further compensation from this third party, inn addition to the workers’ comp benefits you collect from your employer.
Furthermore, our clients often come to us after a doctor has cleared them to return to work before they were ready. This often happens when a doctor is motivated by the employer or the employers' insurance company to get workers back on the job as quickly as possible. The worker may also have to deal with an employer who is hostile to their situation. And, frequently, injured workers have to face insurance company attorneys who are experts at paying out the smallest amount of benefits that they can.
At McAleer Law, we’ll be in your corner, working towards the best possible outcome in your case. Contact us today for a free consultation.