Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in Columbus

Upholding the Rights of Injured Workers

Like most people, you probably spend the majority of your time at work. Because of the frequency, you have a higher probability of getting injured on-the-job. Whether you’ve sustained minor or serious injuries at work, it is important to know that you are entitled to compensation for your injuries through your workers’ compensation insurance.

Georgia Workers' Compensation Requirements

In Georgia, any business with three or more workers is required to have workers’ compensation insurance. This benefits program allows employees who were hurt or injured at work to receive fair compensation for their injuries. It is a no-fault benefit, which means that you don’t have to prove negligence in order to recover compensation, eliminating the need for filing a lawsuit. While the amount you receive from worker’s compensation is pretty modest, it is enough to cover medical fees, lost earnings, retraining as well as compensation for any permanent injuries.

For more information, contact The Casto Law Firm at (706) 940-4002.

Filing a Workers’ Compensation

The first thing that you should do following an injury is to seek medical attention from your primary caregiver. If you are able, this may also be a good time to inform your employer or supervisor about your injury as waiting for more than 30 days may cause you to lose your benefits. If your employer requires you to submit a written accident report, make sure to provide as many details as possible. Your employer will then give you a list of occupational doctors to choose from where you will be asked about the extent of your injuries.

Below are some of the injuries covered by your workers’ comp:

  • Injuries sustained while performing a work duty or participating in any event initiated by the company
  • Injuries sustained while on company property including vehicles
  • Occupational pains as a result of repetitive motions such as carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Stress-related injuries as a result of increased workload
  • Occupational illness or illnesses that a worker develops over time due to exposure to occupational hazards such as toxic chemicals, asbestos, etc.

Informing your employer about your injuries, however, does not start the workers’ compensation process. You will also need to submit a Notice of Claim or Form WC-14 to the State Board and send a copy of this form to your employer and your company’s insurer.

Start Your Workers' Comp Claim Today!

At The Casto Law Firm, we know how stressful it is to deal with paperwork and deadlines while recovering from your injuries at the same time. This is why it is highly encouraged that you enlist the help of an experienced Columbus workers’ comp lawyer. Let Attorney Mark Casto take the legal burden off your shoulders. We are here to make sure that all the required documents for your workers’ comp are accomplished and filed properly and on time. We also stand ready to appeal your case in the event that your workers’ comp has been denied.

We can start with a free, no-obligation consultation. Call us at (706) 940-4002 to schedule an appointment.

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