Protecting Your Interests if You Are Injured at Work
If you are injured at work or suffer from an occupational illness, your employer may seem sympathetic at first. However, the longer your disability lasts, the more your employer and the workers’ compensation carrier may start to view you as an unwanted expense. They may look for ways to stop your benefits, even if you are unable to return to work.
At Law Office of Ellene Welsh, we are here to protect your interests after a workplace injury or illness. Attorney Ellene Welsh and our office staff will help you obtain all of the benefits to which you are entitled from Georgia workers’ compensation. From our office locations in Douglasville, Columbus and Atlanta, we represent injured workers throughout West Georgia.
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If you are injured in an accident at work, from repetitive stress, or from a physical or mental disorder that is work-related, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, including:
- Free medical care and prescription drugs
- Wage loss benefits to replace up to two-thirds of your lost income
- A lump-sum settlement if you have suffered a permanent impairment
- In some cases, light-duty work assignments or retraining to help you get back into the workforce
Unfortunately, workers’ compensation is a large, complex area of law. Unless you know the rules, you could make a mistake that results in loss of your benefits — or fewer benefits than you deserve. To protect your interests, seek prompt advice from an experienced and compassionate workers’ compensation lawyer if you have suffered a serious injury.
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All on the job injury cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. This means that you pay no attorney fees unless you win your claim.