Injured at work? Talk to a workers’ compensation attorney.
You depend on your job to put food on your table and a roof over your head. You work to pay all your bills, your mortgage or rent, and all the other expenses that add up every day. That’s why a workplace accident can have a devastating effect on your life – physically, emotionally, and financially. McGhan Law, LLC is here to help!
You may be in constant pain. You may have to cut back on work or be unable to work at all. You may suddenly be worried about financial hardship. Workers’ compensation allows employees to receive financial assistance if they are a victim of a work-related injury or illness. With workers’ compensation, lawsuits often are avoided because it financially helps the worker and legally protects the employer.
Even so, workers’ compensation cases can become very complicated, very quickly. That’s because many employers and insurance companies question whether the injury is real. Even if they do acknowledge that someone is genuinely hurt, they sometimes don’t provide injury victims and their families with enough money to cover the true cost of their personal injury accident at work.
That’s not right. That’s why we fight so hard for the rights of injured workers throughout Georgia and Florida. We thoroughly understand state and federal labor laws and we know how to get results.
If you have been hurt on the job, it is important that you report your injury to your employer immediately and request to file a workers’ compensation claim. Keep in mind, you must report your injury within 30 days. While some claims proceed smoothly, employers often contest claims, causing delays and requiring workers’ comp hearings. If an employer is investigating your claim, it is important to contact a qualified workers’ compensation attorney to represent you in this process and fight for your rights.