When you've sustained a work injury from an elevator shaft accident, you're likely concerned about the future and how things will change, depending on the extent of your injuries.

With a Georgia Workers' Compensation claim, you stand to receive benefits for medical expenses, lost time at work and even attorney's fees.
According to a schedule of benefits from the State Board of Workers' Compensation, since 2007 workers may receive up to two-thirds of their income. Payments are made weekly and vary depending on if your injury is partially disabling or totally debilitating.

Georgia Workers' Compensation is extremely specific and prescribes a set amount of time for which you may receive benefits, based on your injury.

In the most extreme cases, you may be facing a disability that will prevent you from ever returning to work. According to the state's benefits schedule, benefits may be unlimited in the case of catastrophic injury, but you will want to discuss this point with your Atlanta Workers' Compensation attorney.

Keep in mind that while Georgia provides resources to help you with your Georgia Workers' Compensation claim after an elevator shaft accident, knowing how to properly file a claim and negotiate with insurers can be rather confusing. It may be difficult to know if you're really getting all the compensation you need from your employer's Worker's Compensation insurance, which is sometimes referred to as "Workman's Comp."

If this is the case, after your elevator shaft accident has been reported to your employer, contact an Atlanta Workers' Compensation attorney as soon as possible. Keep in mind that if you do receive a Workers' Compensation award as a result of your claim, attorney's fees cannot be higher than 25%. This may prove to be a wise investment, though, as having an attorney may significantly bolster the strength of your case-in some cases, your attorney's fees may even be added to your award. 

Contacting an Atlanta Workers' Compensation Attorney

If you are the victim of a work injury, you have certain rights guaranteed by Georgia Workers' Compensation law. To help you understand these rights and seek the compensation you may be eligible for to help get your life back in order, contact the Atlanta Law Offices of Sheryl L. Burke to discuss your injury case - 404-842-7838.

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