If you have been injured at your workplace as a direct result of your work-related activities, and your workplace has 3 or more employees, you may be entitled to receive worker's compensation. These compensation benefits can include medical treatment, permanent partial disability, or temporary total disability, depending on the extent of your injuries, how long you'll need to be out of work, and if you can return to work at all.
Insurance companies have a policy of "deny, delay, devalue" to prevent you from receiving the compensation you deserve, but here at the Law Offices of Humberto Izquierdo, Jr., PC, we will help you fight for your rights.
Does My Injury Qualify for Workman's Comp?
Each state's worker's comp laws vary, and there are many types of work-related injuries. Here in Georgia, some of the most ubiquitous workplace injuries include:
- Physical Injuries: These are common in blue-collar fields like construction, factory and warehouse work, food service, and farm work. Some of the main causes include slips and falls, injuries from machinery or sharp objects, injuries from heavy lifting, exposure to hazardous fumes, and more.
- Occupational Disease: An occupational disease is a chronic illness that results directly from workplace conditions. Examples may include types of lung or skin disease.
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Carpal tunnel is common among workers who make repetitive motions with their hands every day. This condition can affect both office workers and blue collar workers, particularly those who work in poultry farms.
- Mental Health: Mental health issues can arise following a physical injury that prevents you from working or being active, and in some cases a traumatic accident may even lead to the development of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). On the flip side, sometimes stress can lead to physical problems such as a heart attack. Getting compensated for mental health problems can be tricky, so it's important to consult with an experienced lawyer.
In order to qualify for worker's comp benefits, you'll need to prove that you were injured on the job, fill out your paperwork correctly, and have a medical professional evaluate you. We strongly encourage you to find a lawyer to help you through the process, as any missteps could cost you benefits you would otherwise be entitled to. Your insurance company and, likely, your employer are not on your side, so you want someone to advocate for you.
Schedule a Free Worker's Compensation Consultation
If you've been injured at work in the Atlanta or Marietta, Georgia areas, don't hesitate to contact the Law Offices of Humberto Izquierdo, Jr., PC at 770-999-9015 to schedule your free consultation. The quicker you get started on your claim, the better.