Workers' Compensation Overview

Most people do not fully know the extent of their rights in workers' compensation and may feel that they are not entitled to certain benefits. Regardless of the misconception, every employee is entitled to workers' compensation if their employer employs three or more employees. If your employer has told you that they do not have workers' compensation, or that the injury does not qualify for workers' compensation, they may not be telling you the truth. Whitworth & McLelland understands workers' compensation and will stand up for your rights.

Whitworth & McLelland in Brunswick, Georgia, does not back down from tough opponents. Our firm has taken on big insurance companies, large businesses and Fortune 500 companies. Regardless of who the defendant is, you deserve the quality representation and personalized service our firm will provide. Contact us today.

Hurt Or Injured On The Job? Get The Workers' Compensation You Deserve.

When you are hurt in the workplace, you are eligible for workers' compensation. Our attorneys represent workers suffering from job accidents, including:

  • Hand injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Lifting accidents
  • Machinery malfunction
  • Burns and electrocutions
  • Amputations
  • Fume exposure and chemical injuries
  • Attack by third parties
  • Fatal work accidents

Under Georgia law, employers are required to pay the medical bills of any employee hurt on the job, as well as weekly income benefits. You may also collect payments for mileage, independent medical examinations and rehabilitation benefits.

We Can Help After A Work Accident

If you are injured on the job or have had a work related accident, you must first notify your supervisor. Your employer is required to have a posted list of approved physicians available to you. After you have selected a physician from the list, you need to contact a lawyer who will ensure that your rights are protected. You see, your employer may be motivated to return you to work before you are able.

  • Often, employers will not be on your side in workers' compensation cases. Many employers and insurers want to spend as little as possible rather than providing all the benefits the law requires. Let Whitworth & McLelland stand up for your rights and get you the compensation you deserve.
  • Under Georgia's Workers' Compensation Act employers are required to pay the medical bills of injured employees as well as provide them with income benefits up to $525 per week when they are hurt on the job.
  • Additional benefits exist including mileage reimbursement, independent medical examinations, changes in physicians, and rehabilitative services. If you do not feel your doctor is on your side, you have the right to a free change of physicians. Even if you have a pre-existing injury, you are still covered by the Workers' Compensation Act.

Get in touch with Whitworth & McLelland today if you would like to learn more. Contact us online today, by calling 912-342-4856 or toll free at 866-920-2367.