Atlanta Workplace Injury & Workers' Compensation Attorneys
Workplace injuries are common, and the Weinstein Firm knows how to help
Our injury attorneys work everyday with people suffering the pain, disability, medical bills, and uncertain futures after a workplace injury or accident. Both accidents and repeated job duties can cause work-related injuries.
What is Workers' Compensation?
Injured employees are eligible for workers compensation if they are injured on the job or while performing typical job duties. Fault is not considered. Workers’ Compensation protects workers by providing for their medical expenses and lost wages until they are medically able to return to their jobs.
Basic types of Workers’ Compensation income benefits:
- Temporary Partial Disability Benefits: This benefit is paid weekly to an employee who is paid less after returning to work because of the on-the-job accident. This type of benefit is paid up to 350 weeks.
- Temporary Total Disability Benefits: This benefit is paid weekly to an injured worker who cannot return to any type of work after the on-the-job injury.
- Permanent Partial Disability: This type of benefit is also paid weekly to the employee whose injury results in permanent disability.
- Death Benefits: These benefits are available to an employee’s dependent spouse and minor children if the employee died due to an on-the-job injury.
- Medical Benefits: These types of benefits are covered under Workers’ Compensation. The condition is that the care must be provided by a physician who is included in the employer’s panel of approved physicians, with the exception of immediate emergency care.
The Weinstein injury attorneys find all sources of compensation, including holding third parties liable
When you are injured while at work in Georgia, your medical bills, lost wages, and related expenses will typically be covered under workers’ compensation. Generally, employees who accept Workers’ Compensation benefits cannot sue their employer, although in some cases, lawyers can bring suit against a third party or a manufacturer. In these third-party lawsuits, you may be able to recover damages for pain and suffering and disability damages that you would not be able to recover under Workers’ Compensation law against your actual employer.
Depending on your accident, the third party may include:
- Product manufacturers or distributors;
- Equipment maintenance crew;
- Negligent employees or supervisors;
- Contractors or subcontractors;
- Other drivers (in on-the-job car or truck accidents).
We help people across the greater Atlanta region in areas including:
Atlanta Workplace Injury & Workers' Comp Attorneys;
Roswell Workplace Injury & Workers' Comp Attorneys;
Sandy Springs Workplace Injury & Workers' Comp Attorneys;
Johns Creek Workplace Injury & Workers' Comp Attorneys;
Alpharetta Workplace Injury & Workers' Comp Attorneys;
Marietta Workplace Injury & Workers' Comp Attorneys;
Smyrna Workplace Injury & Workers' Comp Attorneys;
Athens Workplace Injury & Workers' Comp Attorneys.
We also help people across a wider region including:
Workers’ Compensation claims are often complicated - and we can help
Contact the Weinstein Workers’ Compensation injury lawyers to learn how we can help protect your legal rights, and ensure you are getting the compensation and medical care you are entitled to.