Injured At Work But Afraid To Report It?
Are you concerned about the fallout of filing a workers’ compensation claim after your job-related injury? You may worry that your employer will get mad and retaliate against you. It’s possible — you could be wrongfully terminated for it — but having a lawyer on your side will ensure that you obtain justice in the end.
On the other hand, if you don’t file a claim within a certain time or get medical treatment, you can rest assured that the insurance company will deny your claim and take advantage of your desire “not to sue.” Just because the pain isn’t too bad now doesn’t mean that it won’t get worse in coming months. You need to be proactive and protect your right to future care and benefits. Too many people try to “do what is right” and don’t hire a lawyer, only to later regret being taken advantage of.
Turn to me, lawyer Brad McLelland. My goal is always to help you recover the full benefits and medical treatment you need. Don’t wait around for the insurance company to treat you fairly, because it won’t. Let me be your dedicated champion, fighting for what you deserve. I have more than 20 years of experience guiding Georgia employees like you through the workers’ compensation process. I can answer all your questions and defend your interests, too.
You Do Have A Say When It Comes To Picking A Doctor
You have certain rights when it comes to choosing a doctor to treat your workplace injury. However, your employer and the insurance company will likely try to prevent you from seeing the physician of your choice. They will tell you that you must see a particular doctor. They may even lie and say that the doctor they chose really cares — when in reality they’re sending you to a company physician who will likely limit your medical care and release you prematurely in order to save the company money. Why else do you think your employer put them on the panel of physicians to begin with?
Don’t fall for their schemes. As a former insurance defense lawyer, I know how the system operates and how to avoid the traps. Let me guide you through every step of the process.
I Know The Law. Let Me Help Stand Up For Your Rights.
In Georgia, every employee is entitled to workers’ compensation if the company has 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. Seeking the guidance of a highly skilled attorney who can advocate for you and help you understand your rights under Georgia’s workers’ compensation system is not only important, but smart.
Let me stand up for your rights. I will explain the law, what you are entitled to receive and how to file a claim. I have taken on big insurance companies, large businesses and Fortune 500 companies. I have resolved thousands of cases, using both mediation and litigation, to secure a successful outcome to your claim. When it comes to protecting your interests, I will not back down.
Handling All Types Of Workplace Accidents Or Illnesses
I represent workers in all types of industries who have suffered on-the-job accidents or illnesses due to:
- Work-related car and truck accidents
- Falls from elevations such as rooftops or scaffoldings
- Dangerous tools or machinery
- Fume or chemical exposure
- Cuts, lacerations and severed limbs
- Exposure to loud noise
- Slip-and-fall injuries at work
- Lifting injuries
- Pulling or pushing injuries
- Repetitive use injuries
- Altered gait that causes super added back injuries
- Hernias/strokes/heart attacks on the job
Call my Brunswick firm, the Law Office of Brad S. McLelland, at 912-217-6841 or schedule an appointment online. The first consultation is absolutely free and confidential. Your employer won’t know you contacted me unless you choose to move forward with a claim.