Workers Compensation Attorneys Atlanta
If you have had an accident in the workplace you could be entitled to workers’ compensation. Here at Van Sant Law, we have a lot of experience with workers’ compensation claims. We are happy to help anyone in Atlanta who has sustained injuries that have affected their working life.
The Benefits of Workers’ Compensation
Many employers in and around Atlanta offer workers compensation. Some of the benefits of this include:
- Your medical care is paid for – Any medical care that you have received as a result of your accident could be paid for. This means you won’t need to worry about having to find the money for it. As long as you can prove that you had an accident in the workplace your medical bills could be paid. If you have already paid for your medical treatment, you could find that you’re reimbursed for the amount you had to pay. Make sure you have copies of your medical bills and anything that shows you made payments.
- You could claim for any lost wages – If you have had to take time off work due to your injuries you could be compensated for any lost wages. For example, if you missed two weeks of wages we will fight to ensure you’re compensated for that. A lot of people are worried about taking time off work due to the financial implications. We don’t think this is fair, especially if you have been involved in an accident.
- You could claim for loss of future earnings – If you have to take a lot of time off work to recover from your injuries, we can help. We will do our utmost to ensure that any future loss of earnings is recovered. If your employer is found liable for your injuries we will do what it takes for you to receive the compensation you’re entitled to. If it doesn’t look like you’re going back to work again, we will seek compensation for loss of earnings. We will take a look at the income you received and decide how long you would have worked in that position. We will use this information to help us determine how much compensation you are entitled to.
- Travel costs – Have you had to pay to travel to your medical appointments? Just let us know. As long as you have proof of those payments we can help you. Here at Van Sant Law, we don’t think you should have to pay to travel to your appointments, especially if another person caused your accident. We will do what we can to compensate you for the money you have already spent. If it looks as though you will have to keep paying to travel to appointments we will determine how much you’ll have to pay. We will do what we can to compensate you for any future payments you might have to make.
There are many other aspects of a workers’ compensation claim that we can help you with. If you would like expert advice from a respected and trusted Atlanta workers compensation attorney, we can help.
The Statute of Limitations On Workers Compensation Claims
In Atlanta, the statute of limitations for a workers’ compensation claim is one year. This means you have one year from the day of your accident to make your claim. While other personal injuries offer more than one year, workers’ compensation claims are different.
This is why you need to make your claim as soon as you can. Please note, it can take at least six months for your claim to make its way through the court. This is why it’s essential you file your claim as soon as you can. FIle a WC-14 form and serve it to your employer and their worker’s compensation insurance carrier as soon as possible. The sooner you file your claim the sooner you’re likely to receive any compensation you’re entitled to.
How We Can Help You
Here at Van Sant Law, we specialize in personal injury cases. We know that personal injuries can potentially be devastating. This is where we can come in and help. We are a team of aggressive personal injury lawyers who can fight for you. We don’t think you should suffer at the hands of your employer. We will use our experience and understanding to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Contact us today if you have been involved in a workplace accident. We will take a look at your case and help you understand what the best course of action is.