Atlanta Union Workers Lawyer
Hasner Law PC has helped many union workers successfully navigate their Workers’ Compensation claims in Atlanta, GA. We understand that your union membership makes your case different. Your union can actually be a strong ally in your fight for Workers’ Compensation benefits.
If you are a member of a labor union and have been injured on the job, our Atlanta union workers lawyer can help you recover the full benefits you are entitled to under Georgia law.
Our Atlanta workers’ compensation attorneys know how difficult it can be to suffer a workplace injury and then have insurance companies and employers play games with your benefits.
How Can Hasner Law PC Help With My Union Workers’ Compensation Claim in Georgia?
The Hasner Law PC legal team has over 80 years of combined experience in workers’ compensation and personal injury claims. Our founder, Attorney Stephen R. Hasner has over 23 years of workers’ compensation experience, including union worker’s compensation.
Attorney Hasner started out his career defending insurance companies but now uses his experience to help injured workers. He knows exactly how employers and insurers handle claims. Therefore, he is able to push cases towards a better resolution for those hurt on the job.
Choose our team of Atlanta personal injury lawyers, and we can get started helping you get the compensation you deserve.
We will work on things like:
- Explaining labor and employment law
- Examining your union benefits and making sure you fully maximize them
- Gathering evidence and giving formal notice of your injury to your union and employer
- Filing legal documents and ensuring deadlines are met
- Dealing with the insurance company and your employer
- Fighting your case before an Administrative Law Judge
Don’t wait to get in touch with us. Waiting too long can risk your claim due to notice requirements and deadlines. Contact us in Atlanta, Georgia, right away to get started with a free consultation with an Atlanta workers’ compensation lawyer.
How Does My Union Membership Affect My Workers’ Compensation Claim?
A lot of workers wonder how their union membership may impact their workers’ compensation claim. Being part of a union organization can be a big benefit if you are injured at work.
As a union member, you are still entitled to workers’ compensation benefits just like anybody else. However, a collective bargaining or employment agreement may place unique procedures on your benefits claim. Your benefits package could also be different.
Some unions provide injured workers with additional benefits. Union membership often provides you with some protection against retaliatory action by your employer. Non-unionized employees in Georgia are typically classified as “at-will” employees; they have no protection against being fired when they file a workers’ compensation claim.
Contact us today in Atlanta, GA, so we can start helping you recover financially from your setback. Our labor and employment lawyers can look through your union paperwork and communicate with the union to make sure you take advantage of all your benefits.
How Much is My Workers’ Compensation Claim Worth?
Every workers’ compensation claim is different, so we can’t say what your claim is worth until an attorney examines your case.
There are four main types of workers’ compensation benefits:
- Medical benefits
- Income benefits
- Rehabilitation benefits
- Death benefits for dependents
All of your medical expenses arising out of a qualifying workplace injury should be covered by workers’ compensation. Income benefits should help you pay your bills if you are too hurt to work. Income benefits are 2/3 of your weekly pay prior to your injury but cannot exceed $675 per week.
What if My Employer is Trying to Blame Me for My Workplace Injury?
It is still possible to receive benefits even if your employer is trying to blame you for your accident. Georgia is a no-fault state for workers’ compensation. The law prohibits you from suing your employer for workplace injuries. In exchange, you can recover workers’ compensation benefits even if you contributed to your injuries.
There are important limitations to the no-fault rule though. Willful misconduct, intentional conduct, and drug or alcohol use can disqualify employees from recovering benefits.
Sometimes employers and insurance companies will try to prove you intentionally caused the accident or were under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of your injury. They do this to avoid paying you. You need an Atlanta union worker’s lawyer on your side to defend you against this type of victim-blaming.
Our law firm will fight back against any implication that you engaged in disqualifying conduct.
Are There Deadlines to Pursue My Workers’ Compensation and Union Claim in Georgia?
Yes! There are important and rapidly approaching deadlines to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Labor Unions often have their own notice requirements as well.
After you hire us, we will work with you to make sure you meet the necessary deadlines. Some deadlines include:
- Notifying employer of injury within 30 days
- Notifying union of injury
- Filing a claim with the State Board of Workers’ Compensation within one year
Don’t wait any longer and risk your benefits due to a missed deadline. Hasner Law PC wants to help you today.
Contact Our Atlanta Workers’ Compensation Attorney for a Free Consultation
Our Atlanta Union Workers Lawyer at Hasner Law PC wants to help you get back on track after a workplace injury. Get in touch with us right away for a free consultation about your claim.