If you have been injured at work, you will likely be required to file a claim for your workers’ compensation as soon as possible. It is essential that you make the claim as soon as possible, because the longer you wait, the greater your chance of being denied. In the eyes of a workers’ compensation carrier, it begins to look suspicious if you’ve filed a claim for an injury or work-related illness months after you were injured. For this reason, it is imperative that you file an official claim as soon as possible following your injury. Moebes Law, LLC, has a team of experienced personal injury lawyers in Atlanta who are available to help you determine your rights, navigate this process, and ensure that you are compensated fairly for your injury and lost wages.
What Can I File a Workers Compensation Claim For?
Before determining whether or not you are able to file a workers’ compensation claim, you must first know if your employer has workers’ compensation insurance or not. Following your injury, speak with your employer to discuss the next steps, since they will have all of the relevant information for their workers’ compensation if they do, in fact, have it. Once you’ve confirmed that your employer has workers’ compensation in place, you must be able to prove that your injury or illness took place at your place of work, while you were an employee. If you are unsure of
Types Of Workplace Injuries or Illnesses
Below is a brief list of some common workplace injuries or illnesses that will be eligible for workers’ compensation claims. Note that this is not a complete list, only a quick reference:
- Slip and fall
- Exposure to poison or radiation
- Collisions or crashes
- Repetitive Stress Injury
- Physical assault by a coworker
- Falling objects
- Injury from machinery
- Noise overexposure
If you do not see your injury or illness listed, please contact our office today to discuss your options. Moebes Law, LLC has a history of experience with personal injury law in Atlanta and will be happy to represent your case.
Claim Amounts For workers Compensation
Each workers’ compensation claim will vary depending on a range of factors, which means that it is not possible to give an answer for the amount that a claim may be made for until the specifics are laid out. Some factors to consider are the amount of your medical bills, length of your recovery, ability to return to your former vocation, or possible retraining if you are unable to resume your former work. Unlike a personal injury lawsuit, you are not able to collect money for pain and suffering. In addition, a workers’ compensation claim waives an employee’s right to sue their employer or coworkers.
Lawsuits Against Third Parties
If you have been injured on the job because of faulty machinery or defective workmanship of a third party, Moebes Law, LLC will help you file a personal injury lawsuit in the Atlanta court system in addition to your workers’ compensation payments. Keep in mind that if you injure yourself on a piece of machinery because of user error, this will not be sufficient to build a lawsuit. You must be able to prove that the product failed because of a manufacturing defect or design flaw. For example, falling from a ladder that was broken and your employer failed to replace does not qualify as the fault of the ladder company.
Contact Moebes Law, LLC Today
The process of filing a workers’ compensation claim can be overwhelming and confusing, especially while you are recovering from your injury. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to discuss how we can assist with your claim, or simply submit an overview of your situation right on the website. A member of our team will be in touch with you as soon as possible to discuss the next steps towards getting you the protection you deserve.