Valdosta Workers’ Compensation Attorney

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Injured at Work? Our Valdosta Attorneys Are Here for You

If you are injured at work in Valdosta, you have the legal right to file a workers’ compensation claim. Workers’ compensation provides essential benefits for injured workers to cover lost wages, medical bills, and other expenses. The truth is: the risk for on-the-job injury has never been higher. In 2019, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported over 78,000 on-the-job injuries and illnesses in Georgia. 

 

After suffering an injury at work, you want to focus on healing and getting back on your feet. You shouldn’t spend your energy fighting your employer or insurance companies trying to minimize or deny your workers’ comp claim.

 

The experienced Valdosta workers’ compensation attorneys at Farah & Farah are ready to fight for your workers’ compensation benefits. Call us 24/7 at (229) 471-1676 to get your free, no-obligation case review.

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Workers’ Compensation in Valdosta, GA

Workers’ compensation is a government program formed in 1920 to provide medical treatment and income benefits to injured workers. In Georgia, employers with three or more employees must carry workers’ comp insurance coverage

 

Workers injured — or made ill at work — may receive benefits after various circumstances, including:

Workers’ comp is a no-fault insurance system. Generally, employees do not need to prove their employers were negligent or that the work environment was unsafe to collect workers’ compensation benefits.

 

Receiving workers’ compensation benefits should be straightforward. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. The Valdosta workers’ compensation lawyers at Farah & Farah want to help you get what you deserve.

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Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Workers’ compensation benefits in Valdosta can help cover:

Medical Expenses: Medical treatment costs are covered by workers’ compensation, including doctor visits, hospitalizations, surgeries, medication, rehabilitation therapy, and medical appointment-related travel. Your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance will provide you with a list of approved physicians to use. Seeing a doctor not approved by workers’ comp may prevent you from collecting further benefits.

 

Income Benefits: You are entitled to collect a percentage of your lost wages if your injuries prevent you from working. The maximum income benefit is $675 per week and is capped at 400 weeks. If you earn less money when you return to work, workers’ comp insurance can pay up to two-thirds of the difference between your pre and post-injury wages for up to 350 weeks.

 

Other Benefits: Workers who must get a different job can receive vocational rehab to learn new skills in a new line of work. Workers’ comp can distribute income benefits to dependents if the employee dies after an on-the-job injury or illness.

 

You have a limited amount of time to file a claim after your accident. You have one year from the accident date to file in most cases. Some exceptions can change that deadline. You should contact a workers’ comp lawyer as soon as possible to discuss the details of your claim and ensure you receive your benefits.

How a Valdosta Workers’ Comp Lawyer Can Help You

Filing for workers’ compensation benefits can be confusing and frustrating. Any mistakes in the filing process can cause delays or fewer benefits. Employers and insurance companies may also try to offer you less than what you deserve for your injuries. With your health and income on the line, you should speak as soon as you can to a Valdosta attorney who understands every step of the workers’ comp filing process. 

 

Working with a workers’ comp attorney can significantly increase your chances of receiving benefits. Farah & Farah have helped injured employees fight for full workers’ compensation for over 40 years.

 

Our Valdosta workers’ comp lawyers can:

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Suffering an injury at work can turn your life upside down. You may feel like there is no way you can handle the mounting medical bills and lost income.  If you — or a loved one — are injured at work, then you need a lawyer with a strong track record of fighting for what’s right.

The legal experts at Farah & Farah understand how you feel. We are here to help you get the benefits you need, so you can recover and get back to work.

 

Call our Valdosta workers’ comp lawyers at (229) 471-1676 to get your free, no-obligation case review.

Find More Information About Workers’ Comp Cases

Many Valdosta residents contact us with questions about their workers’ comp cases. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you want more information about the workers’ compensation filing process. Find answers to common questions below: