The Workers’ Comp Process Isn’t Simple, But Getting Help With It Is
If you’re looking for a workers’ compensation lawyer, it’s probably because you were injured at work and have a feeling that you won’t be treated fairly. Maybe your employer has already started making life difficult for you after your accident. Perhaps your doctor’s referral to a specialist is not being scheduled, your prescription medication is not being filled or you are not being paid your lost wages. Maybe you already filed a claim and had it denied. Maybe a co-worker warned you about the pitfalls of trying to obtain benefits on your own.
I understand. Your concerns are legitimate. However, you don’t have to face your fears alone. I am attorney Brad McLelland, and I have more than 20 years of experience helping people just like you in Brunswick and throughout Southeast Georgia.
The longer you wait, the harder it will be to make things right, so reach out to me right away. When you call, you can meet with me the same day. I will personally review your case and discuss your options with you. If you hire a big, out-of-town firm, you won’t receive the hands-on service and face-to-face contact you will from me. Let me be your trusted guide through every step of the process.
Three Key Steps To Filing A Workers’ Compensation Claim In Georgia
If you are injured on the job or have suffered a work-related illness, it’s important to take the following steps:
- Notify your supervisor.
- Obtain a list of physicians posted by your employer.
- Contact me so I can offer guidance on the process.
Filing a claim for benefits may seem straightforward, but this is not often the case for a variety of reasons. Your employer may push back against your claim. The insurance company may not provide you with all of the benefits to which you are entitled. Your employer may even want you to return to work before you are physically able. Let me, Brad McLelland, be your advocate and answer your questions, ensuring that you receive all benefits you are entitled to recover under the law.
Understanding The Types Of Benefits Available
Under Georgia law, employers are required to pay certain benefits to employees who have suffered a work-related injury or illness. Even if you have a pre-existing injury or illness that worsened due to a work injury, you are still entitled to benefits under the Workers’ Compensation Act. Such benefits include:
- Doctor visits
- Medical and surgical procedures
- Independent medical examinations
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Change of physicians
- Wages up to $575 per week
- Prescription reimbursement
- Mileage to and from medical appointments
- A permanent disability rating
Call Or Email My Office Today
At the Law Office of Brad S. McLelland, I can represent you in Brunswick or anywhere in Southeast Georgia. Get in touch with me today to learn more about your rights. Call 912-342-0820 to set up a consultation or send me a confidential email.