Occupational accidents can happen virtually anywhere in Georgia. Whether you work in a dangerous environment or not, workplace hazards can cause a number of injuries. While most companies have strict safety regulations and procedures in place to prevent occupational accidents, some companies don’t. Sadly, even companies that have safety regulations don’t always follow them. As a result, employees in Georgia who have been injured at work may be due compensation. This compensation may include payments for medical bills and costs, payments for physical, mental and emotional pain and suffering, payments for lost wages, as well as disability payments and benefits.
Unfortunately, this compensation can be hard to obtain. While an injured worker may be rightfully due compensation, they may be facing difficult obstacles in seeking it. Some injured workers may be getting pressure from their employer to not pursue a workplace injury claim. This is done in an attempt to keep the company from having to pay out compensation in court. Some employers will also offer very small amounts of compensation if an injured employee agrees not to pursue a claim. In some rare circumstances, an employer may even threaten an injured employee or try to get them to sign away their right to compensation.
Injured workers may also face problems from insurance companies or other large corporations. These entities may also try to pressure the employee into signing away their rights, or they may try to get the employee to admit to something which is not true. Many large insurance companies and corporations employ intimidating lawyers who may try to goad an injured worker into admitting that their injury was their own fault in an attempt to discredit the employee’s claims. This kind of behavior often leads to an injured individual receiving little or even no compensation.
Thankfully, Georgia residents who have suffered an occupational injury are able to turn to occupational injury attorneys for assistance. A Georgia occupational injury lawyer can help guide these employees through the process of seeking the compensation they deserve, or they can even represent the injured employee in court. Partnering with an occupational injury lawyer means that you won’t have to directly interact with an insurance company or their lawyers, and you may not have to deal directly with your employer either. Your workplace injury lawyer will handle everything for you, from filing out the needed paperwork to speaking for you in court.
If you or a loved one have been injured on the job, and you’re not sure what your next step should be, you can visit Hertz Law for valuable information and options. Visiting Hertz Law will also allow you to find a Georgia workplace injury attorney who will be able to discuss your case, and should you decide to pursue compensation, they will also be able to represent you in court. Remember, no matter what the circumstances of your injuries are, even if you’re unsure as to whether or not you have a case, it’s always a good idea to at least explore your options.