Workers’ Compensation Insurance in Macon
Workers Comp Lawyers in Macon, GA
We File & Fight Your Workers Compensation Claim Until You Are Rightfully Compensated
When you go to work, all you want to do is complete your tasks and get paid. You probably never thought that your job could put you in such danger that you could no longer work, either temporarily or permanently.
Unfortunately, many industries pose some level of risk to their employees, whether known or unknown. Some people have more than others. If you are injured in a workplace accident, there is something you can do. That is, you must file a workers’ compensation claim. And if you live in Macon, Georgia, you are eligible if you work for a company with three or more employees.
Where do you begin? That is why Seay-Felton Trial Attorneys are here to assist you in obtaining compensation if you have been injured on the job.
What is Workers’ Compensation & What Do You Get?
Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance policy required by Georgia state law for private employers or businesses to obtain for their employees. So, if an employee is injured on the job, insurance coverage can be used to cover medical expenses and lost wages.
Workers’ compensation applies regardless of who is at fault: the employer or the employee. Furthermore, if a worker’s injuries are fatal, the compensation is paid to their family or beneficiaries.
So, what types of on-the-job injuries can workers’ compensation cover?
Back and neck injuries
Repetitive movement injuries
Head and brain injuries
Construction site injuries
Occupational illnesses as a result of exposure to harmful substances
Mental anguish related to physical injury
While injured workers’ compensation may appear to be a simple concept, there are policies and criteria that must be met in order to receive benefits. And not knowing these can make it much more difficult for an injured worker to file and follow up on a claim. As a result, it is always best to hire an experienced workers’ compensation attorney.
When Should You Hire Our Macon Workers Comp Lawyer?
In some cases, such as those involving minor injuries that result in little to no missed work, you may not need a lawyer to guide you through the claim filing process. However, if the case is more complicated, you should consult an attorney right away. You should hire an attorney if:
Your employer rejects your workers’ compensation claim or refuses to pay your benefits promptly.
The settlement offer doesn’t cover all the lost wages or medical bills you have incurred so far.
Your injuries or medical condition prevent you from returning to work, limit the duties you can perform now, or, worse, prevent you from accepting any type of work. This is usually a partial or total disability. Because these cases are so expensive, insurance companies frequently try to prevent them.
You’re already getting—or are planning to apply for—Social Security disability benefits.
Your employer has retaliated against you for filing for workers’ compensation benefits by firing, demoting, slashing hours or pay, or by other forms of discrimination.
Your on-the-job injuries were a result of your employer’s or a third party’s negligence or misconduct.
How Can Our Macon Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Help?
Hiring our Macon workers’ compensation attorneys is the best decision you can make for your claim. We ensure that the process is not only smooth and stress-free but also quick, so you can concentrate on healing and regaining your health.
More specifically, we help an injured employee with the following:
Gathering the necessary evidence: this includes medical records, expert testimony, and witness statements.
Negotiating a settlement with the insurance company: We are uniquely qualified to estimate and negotiate fair compensation for you based on your lost wages, medical bills, the extent of your injuries, temporary or permanent disability, and so on.
Representing them at their workers’ compensation hearing or trial: in case you can’t reach an agreement with the insurance company, we will fight your claim at trial.
We will also advise you on other potential benefits, you may qualify for.
If you have been injured at work, you should not have to bear the financial burden on your own. Seay/Felton has extensive experience representing Macon workers in your situation. You can be certain of the following when you choose us:
Expert advice, representation, and guidance: our lawyers have decades of combined experience fighting for workers’ compensation.
We have a proven track record of success, having earned millions of dollars in payouts for our clients.
Dedication and commitment to your case: Because we take each client’s case seriously, we devote time, resources, and skill to achieving a favorable outcome, i.e., a fair settlement.
We understand that money is tight right now, so we do not require upfront retainer fees. In fact, you can pay once you’ve received your compensation.
Have You Been Seriously Injured at Work? Let’s Help You Recover Your Rightful Workers' Compensation
Dealing with a workplace injury is not only physically harmful but also mentally and financially draining. While recovery will take time, we are here to help you financially and emotionally by fighting for fair workers’ compensation. We can assist you in claiming lost wages as a result of temporary partial disability or permanent total disability, in addition to medical expenses.
Ready to get started? Contact us today at (478) 219-2182 to discuss the specifics of your case!