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Atlanta Workers Compensation Lawyer | Experienced Workers Comp Attorney | Bob Windholz
Atlanta Workers Compensation Lawyer | Experienced Workers Comp Attorney | Bob Windholz

Workers' Compensation

Workman's Comp Attorneys

An injury that impedes your ability to work can be especially frightening. In addition to physical pain, you are faced with the stress of wondering how to meet your financial responsibilities. In Georgia, workers' compensation cases are considered no-fault. If you have been injured due to an accident on the job—even if you are responsible for the accident—you may be entitled to compensation.

Common work-related injuries

Work-related injuries may include but are not limited to the following:

• Oil and gas field injuries
• Construction accidents
• Forklift injuries
• Commercial trucking accidents
• Falls
• Chemical burns
• Injuries from conveyors and manufacturing product defects
• Safety or OSHA violations
• Chemical exposure from crop dusting

Your workers' compensation case

Under Georgia law, if you are injured on the job, you may be entitled to income and medical benefits. Georgia does not provide recovery for pain and suffering. Your company's workers' compensation carrier is responsible for paying all of your injury-related medical bills. To be eligible for workers' compensation benefits, you must do the following:

• Report your injury to your supervisor immediately. Injuries reported later than 30 days after the date of the incident may not be covered by workers' compensation

• Select a physician from the Panel of Physicians posted by your employer. If your employer does not have a properly posted panel, you can go a doctor of your choice. Before relying on this information, please contact an attorney.

An injured worker who is not able to perform his or her job may be entitled to the following:

• 2/3 of his or her average weekly wage with a maximum weekly benefit of $500.00 for injuries sustained after July 1, 2007. These benefits are not taxable.

• The maximum period that benefits will be paid is 400 weeks from the date of injury. If you are released to return to light duty work, the maximum benefit period will typically be shortened to 350 weeks. Individuals who sustain catastrophic injuries such as spinal cord injuries, closed-head injuries, and amputation injuries may be entitled to lifetime benefits.

Temporary partial disability benefits - If you return to any type of restricted duty work following an on-the-job injury and sustain a wage loss, workers' compensation will pay 2/3 of the difference between your pre-injury wage and your new wage. The maximum temporary partial rate for injuries sustained after July 1, 2007 is $334.00 per week.

• Reimbursement at the rate of 40 cents per mile (as of December 1, 2005) for travel on any medical-related trip, including FCEs, MRIs, etc. The carrier will also pay 100 percent of all prescription costs as long as they are injury-related. You also have the right to a one-time Independent Medical Evaluation (IME) with a doctor of your choice within 120 days from the last receipt of income benefits.

Contact Robert S. Windholz, LLC today

If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, you need to start building your case immediately. Workers' compensation cases are complex, but an experienced personal injury lawyer can help. Based in Alpharetta, we have represented victims of personal injury and wrongful death throughout Atlanta and North Georgia since 1973. Contact us today for a free phone consultation on your workers' compensation case.


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Grace and Carlton Parkinson v. West Paces Ferry Hospital, (1989) $4,088,536 Verdict

Young v. Beers Construction et al, (2003) $1,500,000 Fulton State Court, Mediated result

Laird v. Pensky, Bronx, NY. $1,200,000 Settled During Trial, Plaintiff Determined More than 50% at Fault

Clinard v. Morgan Southern Trucking, (1997) $550,000 Settlement

Hobrook v. Hartsock, Forsyth County, (2000) $192,500 during litigation

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