Valdosta Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
Injured on the job? Let our Valdosta workers’ compensation lawyers help get the benefits you deserve.
If you’ve been injured in an accident at work, this is likely the first time you’ve had to file a workers’ compensation claim. That inexperience can be costly. You’ll be dealing with insurance carriers and human resources representatives who are professionals and know how to manipulate injured workers. You may be treated unfairly, especially if you’ve suffered a serious injury that will be costly to treat and could keep you away from work for a long period of time.
Many people who suffer work-related injuries quickly realize that they’re dealing with an insurance carrier who is uncaring and unconcerned about their health problems. That is what brings them to lawyers.
If you’ve been injured at work, you have rights under Georgia law. However, you can’t rely on the workers’ compensation insurance carrier to explain those rights to you. The insurance company has a financial interest to pay you as little money as possible. Workers’ compensation doctors work for the insurance company instead of you. As a result, they may be pressured to release you to work before you are ready to return.
Workers’ compensation provides a full array of benefits for injured workers, including the right to medical treatment for as long as you need it. You may also be entitled to compensation for lost wages and even job retraining benefits if you are unable to return to your old job. However, if you don’t know what to ask for, you won’t get it.
At Smith, Hannan & Parker, P.C., we offer a free consultation to explain your rights under Georgia’s workers’ compensation law and we’ll help you obtain full benefits to which you are entitled by law.
Our attorneys represent injured workers in Valdosta and the surrounding areas and handle every type of workers’ compensation case, including but not limited to:
- Back, neck, and head injuries
- Broken bones and serious lacerations
- Injuries to shoulders, knees, and other joints
- Severed fingers or nerve damage
- Chemical burns or toxic fumes
- Carpal tunnel syndrome and other cumulative trauma.
Call our office at (229) 242-4649 or contact us online for a free consultation.