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Athens, Georgia Workers' Compensation Lawyer

If your job caused you to become sick or injured, you have legal rights. Unfortunately, sometimes it can be difficult to know where to turn for help getting the benefits you deserve.

An Athens, Georgia Workers' Compensation Lawyer at Sammons & Carpenter, P.C., is here to represent you. We know the Georgia workers' compensation laws inside-and-out and we offer a free case evaluation. Call us toll free today at (855) 424-6587 to learn more about the services we provide and about how we can help you to get the money you need after you develop an injury or illness at work because of your job.

Workers in Athens, GA cannot sue their employers if they are hurt on the job. Georgia, like the rest of the United States, has passed “workers' compensation” laws that provide employees with a different way of getting benefits after a workplace injury.

Under Georgia workers' compensation laws, you do not have to file a lawsuit, go to court or prove your employer was negligent in order to get compensation if you get hurt or sick because of your job. Instead, you simply need to notify your employer that you are ill or injured and you should begin receiving workers' compensation coverage.

Workers' compensation benefits are available even if your employer did everything according to OSHA rules and if your employer tried to protect you. You can even get benefits if you made mistakes that contributed to your injury. This is because workers' compensation was designed to protect workers' from losses caused by injuries, not to punish employers. Employers buy workers' compensation insurance coverage and the benefits are paid out to you if the worst happens.

Workers' compensation benefits include payment of all of your medical bills and treatment costs, as well as disability benefits. Disability income is available temporarily if you will someday recover from your injuries. Permanent disability benefits are also available. These benefits not only pay for your lost wages if you cannot work at all, but can also compensate you if you are restricted to light duty and you make less money as a result.

You should receive these workers' compensation benefits after any type of work injury or illness including:
Unfortunately, sometimes legitimate claims are denied or insurance companies try other underhanded tactics designed to prevent you from getting what you deserve.

The Athens, Georgia Workers' Compensation Lawyers at Sammons & Carpenter, P.C., will deal with the employer and insurer for you, and can take the necessary steps on your behalf to ensure you get the money you deserve.

An Athens, Georgia Workers' Compensation Attorney at Sammons & Carpenter, P.C., will represent you every step of the way, from notifying your employer about your medical problems to appealing denials or resolving benefits disputes. We will treat your work injury case with the importance it deserves and vigorously fight for your right to full benefits. Call us toll free at (855) 424-6587 or contact us online today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced Athens, Georgia Workers' Comp Attorneys.

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