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Rights of Injured Workers
What are your rights?
If you have been injured in the workplace or while performing your work duties, you have certain rights regarding obtaining compensation for your injuries. Every employer must have workers’ compensation in order to ensure that you are protected financially following such an event. You are entitled to benefits for your injuries but must file a claim to obtain them. Unfortunately, complications can arise if your employer or the insurance company contests the facts of your case. You may have difficulty obtaining a sufficient amount of compensation or your claim may be denied entirely. An Atlanta workers’ compensation attorney can assist you in seeking a fair level of compensation and addressing issues with your claim.
If your claim is denied, you have the right to appeal and an attorney can represent you during that process. It is wise to have legal representation as the limitations on your opportunity to appeal are quite strict and thus must be used to full advantage. You may not be discriminated against for filing a workers’ compensation claim or appealing a denial. Furthermore, if your employer does not have workers’ compensation, or in other limited circumstances, you have the right to sue them directly. A lawyer can explain your options according to your specific situation.
Atlanta Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
For assistance determining your best course of action following a workplace injury, contact the Law Office of Neil Flit. Our in-depth knowledge of workers’ compensation and personal injury law allows us to comprehensively assess your case and identify the most remunerative actions to be taken. In some cases, you may also be able to file suit against a third party who was responsible for your injury, for example, if a defective product at work was the cause of the harm.
To have someone fighting for your rights after an on-the-job injury, contact an Atlanta workers’ compensation lawyer.