Marietta’s Worker’s Compensation Lawyer
When you get injured on the job, we make sure you are paid to get healthy again.
Why You Need A Marietta Worker’s Compensation Lawyer
Allen Turner Law represents those workers in the greater Atlanta area who have been injured on the job. If that is you, you might not be getting all the benefits of worker’s compensation that you deserve.
We will make sure you get every dime of compensation required by law and will help you get the care and treatment you need to get back to work again.
If you’ve become permanently disabled because of a work injury, we can help there, too. After all, Allen Turner Law live in your community and fight for your rights!
Lawyers for Worker’s Compensation in Georgia
Work-related accidents are overwhelming. They can complicate everything in your life from getting the care you need to worrying about how to financially provide for your family. Add to that the dificulty of working with an insurance company that carries your employer’s worker’s comp policy and you can have a mess to deal with.
This is where a good, hard-working lawyer comes in handy. We aggressively pursue the maximum compensation and benefits to which your are entitled after suffering a work injury. Allen Turner Law has helped countless injury victims obtain the compensation money they deserve from settlements and verdicts we win.
If You’ve Been Injured At Work
Even if you have a preexisting condition, you may still have a legitimate Worker’s Compensation claim based on “the Eggshell Plaintiff” rule. Under this rule, an employer accepts the employee as they are. An aggravation of a preexisting condition is then able to be compensated for.
You need an attorney who is experienced and can argue and develop medical testimony to show that you were able to work your regular duty job prior to your work-related injury because the Board has broad jurisdiction to determine whether the employee still suffers from the aggravation and if he or she is entitled to medical or indemnity benefits.
Workers Compensation insurance benefits is a complex and specialized area of the law. Because of this, there are many obstacles and pitfalls to be wary of. For a lay person, it is almost impossible to be prepared for the fight that is coming. It really is in your best interest to get a worker’s compensation attorney to work with you on your case. We can offer that.
We make sure you are properly treated by a good doctor.
We discuss your claims and prepare to seek compensation.
We take the insurance company or other party to court. We go to trial if we must.
Our fees and the doctors' fees are paid out of the settlement or suit winnings.
What Worker’s Compensation Benefits Cover
Allen Turner Law has been representing employees in workers compensation cases for more than 25 years. Workers compensation is insurance paid for by your employer, starting with your first day of work, to compensate you when you get injured on the job site or in the course and scope of your employment. Workers compensation benefits include but are not limited to:
- Hospital bills
- Current medical expenses
- Future medical expenses
- Physical therapy
- Lost wages
- Travel expenses
- Permanent Disability if applicable
- Lump sum settlement
You might question whether your injury is covered under worker’s compensation laws. If you have a question, call us. The conversation won’t cost a dime but may help you recover the money you need. There are various on the job injuries that may entitle you to Workers’ Compensation. Some of these injuries include:
- Back and spinal injuries
- Disabling injuries
- Head injuries
- Joint injuries
- Neck Injuries
- Orthopedic injuries and broken bones
- Permanent Disability
- Shoulder Injuries
- Temporary Disability
Preserving Your Rights
Workers compensation laws are complex. Knowing what to do as soon as you are injured protects your rights and maximizes your benefits under Georgia workers compensation laws. For example, you may lose your benefits if you wait too long to report the accident.
It is especially important to call Allen Turner Law promptly when your injury is serious. We advise you of your responsibilities and rights so that you do not compromise your benefits by failing to navigate the workers compensation system properly.
We Recommend Top Doctors
Under the workers compensation statute, you must be treated by doctors who are listed on your employer’s panel of physicians. These doctors are hand picked by your employer and their insurance carrier.
While you do have to treat with one of the physicians on the panel, you have a right to choose any doctor on the panel. If there is no panel posted your employer loses the right to have you treat with one of their physicians.
We will guide you to the best doctor for your condition listed on the panel or request a change in physicians with the State Board of Workers Compensation if you are not getting appropriate, timely care.
We Fight For Your Maximum Benefit
We have over 22 years of experienceworking with workers’ compensation claims. Our experience brings insights about how injuries are handled and we bring you the highest quality representation.
Many times a claim will be denied or go unreported by the employer. In those instances we will bring your claim before the State Board and force your employer to address your injury under the workers compensation statute.
There are limits to the number of weeks you can draw temporary total disability or temporary partial disability benefits pursuant to the Georgia Workers Compensation Statute. We fight for the maximum benefit where appropriate. If you are unable to return to work in your former capacity, or your employer does not have work available for you due to permanent restrictions, you could have a legitimate Catastrophic claim which allows for additional benefits.
Representing Surviving Benefits
A death on the job is particularly devastating. Insurance companies will do all they can to diminish the value of the life that passed so they won’t have to pay “too much” to the survivors.
Allen Turner represents dependents of those who were injured and killed in a work related accident. Surviving members of the family (spouse, children, and dependent stepchildren) are entitled to benefits, generally two-thirds of the deceased’s average weekly wage up to a maximum of $500 per week.
If there are no children the maximum a surviving spouse can receive is $150,000. In those instances where an unfortunate event has caused a death, while you cannot sue the employer, we will investigate the possibility of products liability or other avenues of recovery for you and your family.
Ultimately, we can’t remove all the suffering you will go through, but we can at least get you the compensation you need to pay for the medical bills, living expenses and pain you will have to deal with. Worker’s compensation is a right and we fight for your rights.