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Knowledgeable Lawyer Handles Georgia Workers’ Compensation Cases

Griffin firm represents employees who have been hurt on the job

Whether your job involves intense physical labor or not, an injury can occur at any point during the course of your employment. If you’re injured at work, your first concern is your health, but financial worries are likely to follow. The workers’ compensation system is designed to cover medical expenses, lost wages and rehabilitation costs for employees injured on the job, but without proper legal guidance, you might not receive the reimbursement you deserve. Located in Griffin, Evans & Evans Attorneys at Law, P.C. has handled workers’ compensation claims for Spalding County clients for more than 30 years. Attorney Larry Keith Evans is an accomplished advocate who can overcome resistance from employers and insurance companies to obtain the payments you need to support yourself and your loved ones through a difficult time.

Dedicated attorney pursues reimbursement for medical costs and lost wages

Whether you’ve suffered a lifting injury, a work-related illness, repetitive stress disorder or some other type of medical condition related to your job, we’ll assist you with every aspect of your workers’ compensation action, including:

  • Filing your claim — To seek benefits, Form WC-14 must be filed with the State Board of Workers’ Compensation. Our firm can help you avoid mistakes, compile supporting documentation and file the form with the state, with copies to your employer and their insurance company.
  • Medical and rehabilitation costs — Medical bills and associated expenses such as rehabilitation costs are covered by workers’ compensation. If you are being accused of failing to follow medical treatment or attempting to collect benefits for a non-work-related injury, attorney Larry Keith Evans will fight for you.
  • Lost wage reimbursement — Missing work for more than seven days entitles a workers’ compensation claimant to reimbursement of two-thirds of their weekly wages, up to a set limit, which is $575. In many instances, calculating wages can be complicated. We’ll advise you about what you can expect and we’ll advocate for a fair rate.

Workplace injuries and illnesses should be reported immediately to a supervisor. If you’re unsure about what to do, we’ll evaluate your circumstances and options in a free initial consultation.

Benefits available under Georgia workers’ comp

Approximately 80,000 workplace injuries and illnesses are reported annually in Georgia. Several types of workers’ compensation benefits are available to these individuals, and, in some cases, their family members. Our firm works diligently to secure periodic or lump-sum benefits, such as:

  • Temporary total incapacity — If you are out of work for seven days because you are completely unable to perform your job duties following an employment-connected condition, we will pursue full benefits.
  • Permanent total incapacity — If you have reached maximum medical improvement or have been unable to work for 400 weeks, you will be evaluated for permanent total disability benefits. Should your condition be debilitating, you can receive payments throughout your life.
  • Partial incapacity — When a loss of function or disfigurement limits you from working to your previous potential but does not completely prevent you from being able to work, we can seek partial reimbursement, which is available depending on the particular impairment.
  • Survivor benefits — After a fatal job-related injury or illness, spouses, children and other dependents can receive benefits as well as up to $7,500 in funeral expenses.

When you’re unable to work, it puts your family and your way of life in jeopardy. No matter what your situation entails, we strive to achieve a resolution that delivers the financial security you’ve earned.

Effective advocate appeals denials of workers’ compensation benefits

If you’ve been refused appropriate workers’ compensation benefits, we can appeal the administrative law judge’s decision to the State Board of Workers’ Compensation appellate division within 20 days of the final award. In these matters, a three-member panel reviews the information that was submitted to the trial division to determine if the decision was supported by a preponderance of the evidence. We will uphold your rights and press for a favorable result in your appeal.

Contact a thorough Georgia workers’ compensation lawyer for a free consultation

Evans & Evans Attorneys at Law, P.C. represents Georgia clients in workers’ compensation proceedings and personal injury litigation. Please call 770-228-5530 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at our Griffin office.

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    He is an excellent lawyer and frequent opponent. After working with him 24 years i have nothing but good things to say.

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