Contrary to what some employers might think, most Georgia workers value their jobs and the sense of stability that comes with a steady paycheck. Getting hurt at work can put all of that security in jeopardy – particularly when the injuries are catastrophic and life-threatening.
Most states, including Georgia, have workers’ compensation laws in place to protect employees who are injured at work from financial hardships caused by on-the-job accidents. Typically workers’ comp benefits cover expenses such as medical bills, rehabilitation and some portion of lost wages. But sometimes employers and their insurers don’t want to pay. That’s when you should call the Accident & Disability Attorneys of Monge & Associates.
Call our Atlanta Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Today
The workers’ comp lawyers at Monge & Associates refuse to let employers and insurance companies use deception or intimidation to prevent injured workers from receiving the benefits they deserve after an on-the-job accident. Call our firm today or use our online contact form for a free case evaluation.
When you call the Accident & Disability Attorneys of Monge & Associates to represent you in a workers’ compensation case, you are calling on a team with more than 30 years of collective experience handling ONLY injury claims. Your wellbeing is our primary focus, and we will work aggressively to make sure that you obtain the compensation and benefits you need as you recover from your workplace injury.
Why should you call the workers’ compensation attorneys of Monge & Associates? Because you want to win.
We also offer a satisfaction guarantee. If you are not 100 percent satisfied with our services during the first 30 days after hiring our firm, your case file and attorneys’ fee will be returned to you – no questions asked.
Another promise: If we don’t win, you won’t pay us.
The Accident & Disability Attorneys of Monge & Associates represents clients in Atlanta, Decatur, Lithonia, College Park, East Point, Stone Mountain, Norcross, Conyers, Riverdale, Duluth, Fayetteville, Loganville and across Georgia and the Southeast.
About Georgia Workers’ Compensation Laws
More than 3,000 Georgia workers are injured at work during an average year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Many of the injured sustain moderate to severe injuries that may require time off work such as:
Georgia workers’ compensation claims are different from traditional personal injury claims. With personal injury claims, your ability to recover compensation is determined by whether you can prove that negligence caused or contributed to your injuries. By contrast, you do not need to prove fault in a workers’ compensation claim. If you were injured on the job and your employer has more than three employees, you are entitled to coverage under Georgia workers’ compensation laws.
Some of the basic benefits that injured workers are entitled to include:
- 100% of medical bills, including prescription costs and other related expenses;
- Wage replacement, up to certain specified percentages and limits for the entire period during which you cannot work;
- Benefits for both partial and total permanent disabilities;
- Death benefits for surviving spouses or dependent children.
Many people make the mistake of believing that job injuries qualify for workers’ compensation benefits only if they are immediately catastrophic, such as a severed limb or a broken neck. While these are injuries that could certainly qualify for coverage under Georgia’s workers’ comp laws, they are by no means the only types of injuries that are eligible for compensation.
Injuries happen across all industries, not just high-risk fields such as construction, landscaping or public utilities work. In fact, the most common type of injuries that workers sustain are called “repetitive strain injuries,” which are as likely to happen to house painters as they are to office receptionists. Carpal tunnel syndrome is an example of a repetitive strain injury.
Other job fields that are common sources of workers’ compensation claims include: nursing, warehouse workers, truck drivers, freight operators, movers and law enforcement officers.
You May Have a Personal Injury Claim Too
Some of our clients have been surprised to learn that they also have a valid personal injury claim as a result of their on-the-job accident. This is particularly true if your accident was caused by a dangerous or defective product or by the wrongful actions of another person who does not work for your employer.
Need a Workers’ Comp Lawyer? Contact our Workplace Injury Attorneys Now
If you’ve been hurt in a workplace accident, there may be strict time limits on how long you have to file a claim. Call the Accident & Disability Attorneys of Monge & Associates or fill out our online form for a free case evaluation. We are committed to helping you obtain the money you need to help with medical bills and the other costs of recovery.
If we don’t win, you won’t pay.
The Accident & Disability Attorneys of Monge & Associates represent clients in Atlanta, Decatur, Lithonia, College Park, East Point, Stone Mountain, Norcross, Conyers, Riverdale, Duluth, Fayetteville, Loganville and across Georgia and the Southeast.