When workers suffer injuries on a job site in Gwinnett County, they may not realize they have options for compensation. While most injured workers qualify for workers’ comp benefits under Georgia law, many also have the opportunity to sue a liable third party who caused their injuries.
Our Norcross workers’ compensation lawyer can help you assess your legal options and pursue a payout based on them, including fighting to get you workers’ compensation benefits and building a third-party case. At Kaine Law, we provide free case reviews. Call us today to learn how an attorney from our firm can protect your rights and pursue monetary damages in your case.
How Our Knowledge of Workers’ Compensation Law Can Help You
We represent injured workers in greater Atlanta, including Norcross, Lawrenceville, Duluth, and other nearby areas. Our founding attorney Evan L. Kaine has decades of experience navigating these cases, securing workers’ compensation benefits, and pursuing third-party claims for clients. We fight—and win—for individuals and families hurt because of someone else’s negligence.
We believe reputation and results matter. Lawyer Kaine has qualified for the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and our previous clients regularly recommend us to their families and friends. You can learn more from our reviews and ratings.
We are also a contingency-fee firm. We do not ask victims to pay for their initial, no-obligation consultations and do not charge clients upfront fees. As a part of our no-fee guarantee in every client contract, we do not charge attorney’s fees unless we recover compensation for the client in the case. You will owe nothing unless we get benefits, a settlement, or a court award for you.
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Legal Options Following a Workplace Injury
Most workers in Norcross have access to workers’ compensation insurance coverage. This provides benefits for workers hurt on the job regardless of fault or negligence, with few exceptions. Under Georgia law, most employers with at least three employees must provide this coverage. Injured workers are not allowed to sue the company but are entitled to receive this coverage instead.
Still, getting workers’ compensation benefits is not always as easy as it should be. The insurer denies these claims, employers fail to complete the necessary paperwork, and some try to act like the injuries never occurred. Our workers comp lawyers help clients fight for their benefits after a denial or another issue with their claim.
Some injury victims can also file a third-party claim or lawsuit against the person or company who caused their injuries. You can pursue additional compensation through a third-party claim if the liable party is not your employer or co-worker. Again, we can assess your case to determine if we can handle a claim on your behalf.
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Compensation Available in Workers’ Comp Cases
Under Georgia workers’ compensation laws, injured workers receive a range of benefits to ensure they get the best care possible, can continue to make ends meet, and return to work as soon as possible when their injuries allow.
Workers’ compensation pays for medical care from the first visit, although you must seek care from one of the doctors on the list provided by your employer or the insurer. Occupational training and death benefits are also available for those with specific qualifications.
Wage loss benefits begin after you miss seven days at work. If you miss more than 21 days, you will also receive pay for the first week you missed. These benefits cover only part of your regular income, usually about two-thirds. These benefits continue until you can return to work or 400 weeks pass. Catastrophic injuries could qualify you for long-term payments.
Recoverable Damages in a Third-Party Workplace Injury Case
When an injured worker qualifies to file an insurance claim or lawsuit against a liable third party, they can seek additional damages. This could include:
- Any unpaid medical care costs or related expenses
- Additional lost income
- Reduced earning capacity for long-term injuries
- Related expenses and losses
- Pain and suffering
- Other intangible damages
- Wrongful death damage for surviving family members per O.C.G.A. § 51-4-2
Our team will help you identify your damages, document them, and seek compensation to cover them. Connect with us today to learn if you have a third-party injury case.
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Let Our Lawyers Get You the Workers’ Compensation Benefits You Deserve
Our Norcross workers’ comp attorney can help you get the benefits you need and deserve after a denial or other issues in the workers’ comp claims process. We will ensure you know what you deserve and will fight for it. We understand how significant these benefits are to workers and their families after an injury or occupational illness diagnosis.
Workers’ comp does not cover your total expenses and losses. Therefore, we analyze these cases to determine if you can pursue additional compensation through a third-party claim or lawsuit. When we determine there is a third party legally responsible for your injuries, we build a case and take legal action on your behalf. We fight for the money you deserve based on the circumstances.
Many of these cases settle through negotiations with the at-fault party’s insurance carrier. Lawsuits are occasionally necessary. In most cases, Georgia has a two-year deadline for filing a lawsuit under O.C.G.A § 9-3-33. We can sue the liable party to secure a fair payout in your third-party workplace accident case if necessary.
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Discuss Your Claim with a Norcross Workers’ Compensation Attorney Today
Kaine Law provides free case assessments for workers hurt on the job. Our Norcross workers’ compensation lawyers know how these cases work and can review what happened and explain your rights. We want you to understand how to seek maximum compensation for your injuries and how our team’s strategies could help you secure it.
Contact us online or on the phone today. We have someone available to answer your call or reach out to you immediately.