DO I NEED AN ATTORNEY TO REPRESENT ME?
“Any person injured in the course or scope of employment may file a claim with the State Board of Workers’ Compensation. However, it has been my experience that workers who represent themselves receive one-third less than those who are represented by an experienced attorney. FILE A CLAIM
Representing yourself without the benefit of an attorney’s training and experience is not a simple matter.The law requires certain steps to be followed, certain papers to be filed, and certain evidence to be presented for a Judge to issue an order or award. If you represent yourself, you alone are responsible for knowing and following the correct procedures. If you fail to follow the correct procedures, the Judge may dismiss your claim or deny your request. You should be aware that your employer and the insurance company will usually have a legal representative.” SBWC Georgia FILE A CLAIM
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST YOU TO RETAIN OUR FIRM? ——- NOTHING! ——-
I only receive a fee after I win or settle your case. FILE A CLAIM
How Much Compensation Can I receive?
If you are unable to work as a result of a work injury your employer must pay you an amount each week that is two-thirds of your average weekly wage up to $575.00. If you continue to be unable to work, you will be paid up to 400 weeks. If your injury is “catastrophic” your benefits will continue to be payed beyond 400 week and until you undergo a change in condition for the better. FILE A CLAIM
If you suffer a work related injury and are able to continue to work part time your employer must pay you an amount each week that is equal to two-thirds of the difference between the average weekly wage before the injury and the average weekly wage you are able to earn thereafter, up to $383.00 per week for up to 350 weeks. FILE A CLAIM
Death Benefits: Married with No Dependents: Spouse and no other dependents for one year or less after the death of the employee, the employer may have to pay up to $230,000.00 FILE A CLAIM
For more than 30 years I have represented thousands of injured workers and hundreds of them have been injured in auto accidents while working. If you are injured by the negligence of someone other than a co-employee while in the course of your employment, your employer is entitled to be fully reimbursed from the amount you recover from the negligent party, unless you have not been fully and completely compensated, taking into consideration both the benefits received for workers’ compensation and the amount of the recovery from the negligent party, for all economic and noneconomic losses incurred as a result of the injury.