Getting Benefits After A Workplace Injury

An on-the-job injury comes with both physical and financial problems. You need medical care, and you also need to pay the household bills while you're off work. Thankfully, workers' compensation benefits are available to nearly all injured employees in Georgia. These benefits can cover the cost of medical treatment, prescription drugs, lost income and more.

At The Carnell Law Firm, LLC, we are here to help you pursue the money and medical care you need. Our attorney, Jason Carnell, can assist you anywhere in the Atlanta area with work-related injuries such as:

  • Back strain or back injuries
  • Amputation
  • Traumatic brain injuries or head injuries
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Repetitive stress injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Occupational illnesses or diseases
  • Plantar fasciitis, sprained ankles and other foot injuries

Read some frequently asked questions about workers' compensation in Georgia.

Beware: You Have A Strict Time Limit To Report Your Injury

If you are injured at work, you have only 30 days to report it to your employer. If you miss this deadline, you could lose your right to workers' compensation benefits.

You Also Have Certain Responsibilities

Along with your rights come certain responsibilities. Here are three things you need to do to remain eligible for benefits:

  • Tell the truth. If you lie or make misleading statements about your workplace injury, it counts as a misdemeanor crime.
  • Attempt an approved job. If your treating physician approves you to do a certain job, you must at least try to perform it. This is true even if the new job pays less than your old one.
  • Accept reasonable medical care. If the State Board of Workers' Compensation orders medical treatment or rehabilitation services for you, you need to comply with it.

The Consultation Is Free, So Contact Us Today

Do you have questions or concerns about getting the workers' compensation benefits you need? Call our Peachtree Corners office today at 770-729-4809 or email us to set up a free initial consultation with a lawyer. We look forward to speaking with you.