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Savannah Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Have you been hurt at work? The workers’ comp system is complicated. There is a lot of red tape and rules about when you can and cannot receive benefits. For that reason, it’s important to talk to an attorney in Savannah who specializes in workers’ compensation cases to ensure that you get the benefits you deserve. Give the Savannah workers’ compensation lawyers at Hasner Law, PC a call to schedule a free consultation. We have over 30 years experience helping people get the money they deserve.

What is Workers’ Comp Insurance?

Workers’ comp is a type of insurance that is paid for by your employer. It was created to help cover an injured worker’s medical bills, rehabilitation costs, and lost income. In Savannah, Georgia, your employer is required to carry a workers’ comp policy if the company has at least three employees.

What our Clients in Savannah are Saying

I was hurt on my job in 2018. When I contacted Hasner Law Firm I was assigned Jessica King as my attorney. She is very caring and knowledgeable. Her first priority was getting me to a doctor and getting me the help I needed. Mrs. King was always in contact with me and kept me informed on the status of my case. I was treated like a person not just another case on her desk. In the end I got the medical treatment I very much needed and a good settlement. Which was more than me and my family expected. I highly recommend Hasner Law Firm and the amazing staff that they have.

William P.

Let me preface this by saying, I am not an easy person to work with. That statement is especially true when I am hurting and my family is suffering. The Hasner Law Group put my family and I first. Going through the process for over a year, they were always there to ensure that I had what I needed to take care of my wife and daughter. Whenever I had questions, they answered them in a timely manner. When I had concerns or was uneasy about the process, they were able to ease my mind. Communication is key to any relationship and they made sure I never felt alone. Thank you so much for all your hard work and dedication to my case. God bless you all.

Rees C.

This firm has given me the ability to focus on my healing and recovery. Being referred by another attorney based on his personal experience with Hasner Law firm gave me an immediate sense of their excellent reputation and I must agree. The compensation attorneys and paralegals, and staff are compassionate professionals focused on the care and recovery of their clients.

I feel as if Stephen, Judy, and Melissa are family now. I know and trust they have me and my best interest included first in every step of the process. I couldn’t be in better hands.

Patti W.

What injuries are covered by Workers’ Compensation in Savannah?

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Now, workers’ compensation benefits apply only to injuries that occur “on-the-job.” This means that your injury must arise out of your employment in order to file a compensation claim. In other words, it has to happen in the course of your employment while you were doing the work that you were paid to do. This can sound a bit complex, so let’s consider a few instances where you would not be entitled to workers’ comp.

First, you are not eligible for workers’ comp benefits if your injury occurred during your commute to or from work. You are also not entitled to benefits for accidents that happen while you are on a break. Further, workers’ comp does not cover willful misconduct.

Generally speaking, the program offers what is referred to as “no fault” coverage. This means that even if an accident occurs because of a mistake you made, you will still be eligible to receive benefits. However, if you intentionally hurt yourself or got into a fistfight with another employee, this would be considered willful misconduct and you would not be eligible for benefits.

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Types of Workplace Injuries We Can Help With

Workers’ comp covers a wide variety of injuries that occur in the workplace. The most common types of injuries are those caused by overexertion. This often happens when an employee is lifting or moving heavy objects. Trips and falls are another common cause of on-the-job injuries.

We also assist clients with less common workplace accidents, such as:

  • Vehicle collisions, such as car accidents
  • Brain injuries
  • Explosions
  • Electrocutions, and
  • Injuries from repetitive motion (which can lead to issues like carpal tunnel).

Make no mistake about it, these accidents can take a toll on the body. We’ve seen injuries like sprains, fractures, inflammation, head trauma, amputation, spinal cord injuries or damage, and in some cases even death. Don’t ever assume that your injury won’t be covered, regardless of how minor or severe you think it is, contact one of our lawyers in Savannah to talk about your potential workers’ compensation claim.

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What Happens After an Injury

After an accident, it’s important to notify your employer as soon as possible. Note that if you wait longer than 30 days to report your workplace injury, you may be denied workers’ compensation benefits.

Further, you must receive medical care from a physician that has been pre-authorized by your employer. In other words, you cannot simply visit your family physician for these types of injuries. Your employer is required to furnish you with a list of approved physicians for you to choose from.

Now, there is an exception to this rule in cases of emergency. If you are in need of urgent medical care, you may visit the ER. You will then be reimbursed for the emergency medical bills. Bear in mind that any follow-up care for your injuries must be obtained through a pre-authorized medical provider.

It’s important to follow the guidelines for recovery issued by your doctor. This might mean making appointments with specialists, taking your medication, and doing rehabilitation therapy. Failure to follow these recommendations could jeopardize your eligibility to continue receiving benefits. If you are having any issues with treatment, your medical provider, or obtaining reimbursement, reach out to a Savannah workers’ compensation attorney. We are here to help.

Claims Against People Other Than Your Employer

It may be the case that something other than your working conditions or another employee caused your injury. If this situation occurs, you would not go through the workers’ comp program and would instead look into filing what is known as a “third-party claim.” This is a personal injury lawsuit that would seek to hold the person liable for your injury.

Note that the term third party does not include your employer or your supervisor. Injuries involving these individuals would likely be covered under workers’ comp. An example of an accident that would involve a third party would be getting hit by a drunk driver while you are out making deliveries for your employer. These types of cases can be very complex, so it’s important to consult with a qualified Savannah workers’ compensation attorney.

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Contact a Savannah Workers’ Compensation Attorney Today

Remember, if you are denied benefits, after a workplace injury, you must file a workers’ compensation claim within one year. Failure to do so will result in you losing your right to receive benefits. For that reason, it’s important not to delay and contact one of our compensation attorneys today.

Contact our Savannah law firm today for a free no-obligation case assessment. We have years of experience handling complex workers’ compensation claims. If you are injured on the job, have someone on your side to make sure you have the best chance of getting the compensation benefits you are legally entitled to receive.

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