Workers’ Compensation For Industrial And Manufacturing Accidents
Industrial and manufacturing accidents are common in Georgia and throughout the United States. Injured victims are often left to deal with serious and long-term consequences.
If you or someone close to you has been injured in an industrial or manufacturing accident, you should seek the help and guidance of a skilled workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible.
T. Andrew Miller in Atlanta is an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer who will thoroughly investigate your case and fight for your right to receive benefits.
Types Of Eligible Injuries
Industrial and manufacturing jobs are highly demanding, and workers can be at risk. Accidents can happen in a variety of ways, including:
- Machinery malfunctions
- Forklift accidents
- Fires and explosions
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Electrical accidents
- Chemical burns
Injuries to the neck, shoulder, knee and back are common. Any of these injuries may entitle a worker to benefits through the Georgia workers’ compensation system.
Georgia’s Workers’ Compensation System
Workers’ compensation is a no-fault form of insurance through which you can seek benefits even if your employer is not responsible for causing your injuries.
Under Georgia law, an employer or its insurer must provide medical treatment at no cost to you. All authorized doctors’ bills, hospital bills, physical therapy, prescriptions and any other necessary expenses are covered.
Under Georgia law, you are entitled to begin receiving weekly income benefits if you have more than seven days of lost time due to a job-related injury. You must report your injury within 30 days, or you may lose your right to collect benefits. Your employer must provide information listing the medical care providers from which you are eligible to seek treatment.
Call For A Free Consultation
Attorney T. Andrew Miller is an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer who has helped many Georgians pursue the justice and damages they deserve. He can help you, too. Call The Law Offices of T. Andrew Miller, LLC, in Atlanta at 678-894-7868, or contact us through our website.