Atlanta Workers’ Compensation Lost Wages Lawyer

Stephen R. Hasner
Managing Partner at Hasner Law PC
May 10, 2024

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If you suffer an injury at work, you may miss several days of work, resulting in you losing wages. In this case, you may be entitled to compensation for these lost wages, but it can be challenging to know if you qualify for these damages and fight for fair compensation without the help of an experienced lawyer. Our worker’s compensation attorneys in Atlanta, GA, can handle every aspect of your workers’ compensation claim, so you can focus on recovery and have the peace of mind you are in the right hands.

Our seasoned attorneys have over 80 years of combined experience providing unmatched legal services to Atlanta workplace injury victims. Therefore, we have the skills and knowledge to take on your claim and fiercely advocate for your rights every step of the way. Our compassionate team understands the importance of your wages, so we work hard to help you collect the wages you deserve after getting hurt at work. With our team by your side, you have the best chance of achieving compensation for your lost wages.

Proving Lost Wages in Atlanta Workers’ Compensation Claims

Lost wages refer to the lost income which resulted from a work-related injury. In a workers’ compensation claim, it may include salary, overtime, bonuses, vacation and sick days, profits, and commissions. 

Additionally, depending on your circumstances, you may also miss out on future wages, especially if you can no longer work in any capacity, cannot work in the specialty you trained for, or have a reduced work expectancy. If this is the case for you, we can help you protect your future earnings and fight for compensation for the loss of potential future earnings.

When Can You Collect Lost Wages for a Workplace Injury in Atlanta?

In an accepted Georgia workers’ compensation claim, you can begin receiving your payments after you meet the following qualifications:

  • You have missed over seven days of work and have completed the 21-day waiting period before receiving your first payment.
  • You are currently not working and have a work status form from your authorized treating physician saying you cannot work or can only perform limited work, which is not available.

Our hardworking team can help ensure you meet these conditions, so you can start recovering your lost wages as soon as possible. Additionally, it’s important to note that you can receive up to two-thirds of your weekly wage but not exceed $800 per week for an accident which occurred on or after July 1, 2023. With this in mind, we work hard to maximize your claim’s worth and fight for the compensation you deserve.

How Can a Lawyer Help With Your Atlanta Workers’ Compensation Claim?

If you have suffered injuries at work, you should prioritize your recovery instead of worrying about the often complicated legal process. With the help of our dedicated attorneys at Hasner Law, you can do just that. We handle every aspect of your claim with personal attention, including the following:

  • Thoroughly investigating your claim
  • Gathering, analyzing, and organizing evidence and necessary documentation
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Answering your questions
  • Utilizing resources like medical experts and financial advisors to strengthen your claim
  • Filing your claim properly
  • Negotiating with insurance companies on your behalf
  • Taking your claim to court if necessary

Our lawyers understand the importance of working quickly, especially because Georgia law only gives you one year from the date of your accident to file your claim. Therefore, having our high-quality team by your side ensures you do not miss the opportunity to protect your rights and future.

Seek Help From a Skilled Workers’ Compensation Lawyer at Hasner Law

Insurance adjusters will likely try to undermine your claim. Our trusted Atlanta attorneys at Hasner Law understand these tactics and fight tirelessly to ensure you receive payment for your lost wages.

In our eight decades of collective experience, we have successfully handled thousands of workers’ compensation claims. Our team goes above and beyond by creating customized plants tailored to your unique needs and guiding you every step of the way, so you can make the best decisions for your financial future. To schedule a free consultation, call us at (678) 928-8784 or fill out our contact form.

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Stephen Hasner is the founder and managing partner of Hasner Law PC. Since being licensed in Florida in 1997 and in Georgia in 1999, Stephen has worked tirelessly to help Georgia residents navigate the legal process following a serious injury. This includes injuries sustained at work, in motor vehicle accidents, and in cases of personal injury. The team at Hasner Law is dedicated to securing compensation for their clients who have been injured through no fault of their own.