Bergen and Bergen, P.C., represents people who are injured in the workplace and require assistance with a workers’ compensation claim against an employer or insurer.
The law firm can begin representation at any stage of a claim—the right time to involve an attorney is whenever an employer or an insurer presents a problem that violates a worker’s legal rights:
- Failure to provide workers’ compensation coverage
- Failure to allow or specific measure to block reporting
- Failure to allow access to medical treatment
- Failure to disclose rights or other information
- Failure to pay benefits to which a worker is entitled
- Failure to pay death benefits
In Georgia, workers’ compensation is a two-way street. For a worker to remain eligible for benefits, it is important to act within the legal parameters that provide for the treatment of injuries and benefits to the injured.
Bergen and Bergen has served Georgia workers since 1951. Workers’ compensation laws are subject to annual changes every July in Georgia, and the firm’s ability to respond to changes has earned it a reputation for effectiveness and meaningful results.
What workers’ compensation guarantees employees in Georgia
Workers’ compensation laws are like a bill of rights for employees of workplaces with more than 3 employees total.
Georgia law provides for important benefits that help workers recover and return to work in a healthy manner. If a return to work is impossible, the law provides for other types of long-term benefits.
- If you are injured at work in Georgia, you may receive medical, rehabilitation, and income benefits.
- If you die at work in Georgia, your family may receive similar benefits.
- You have a right to access a list of local doctors, provided by your employer, and choose with doctor on the list provides your medical care.
- You have a right to employer payment of authorized medical and rehabilitation bills.
- You have a right to weekly income benefits if you miss over 7 days of work due to injury.
- You have a right to weekly income benefits if your return to work involves a lower-paying job.
- Your family has a right to burial expenses if you die.
- You or your family has a right to penalty payments if your employer or insurer fails to carry out the duties proscribed at law.
The application of these laws—and how the laws disburse benefits—varies from case to case. Bergen and Bergen is here to assist workers understand and acquire the benefits to which they are entitled under Georgia law.