Will anyone investigate the circumstances of my Georgia work injury if I am claiming Workers' Compensation?
Investigation of Your Work Injury
As part of the process of receiving Workers' Compensation benefits in Georgia, an injured worker will find that the circumstances of their accident and injuries will be subject to investigation. This is handled by the employer and/or your employer's provider of Workers' Compensation insurance. They are typically the ones responsible for investigating and handling injuries, accidents or illnesses that occur while on the job.
The investigation of your work injury is intended to determine how the injury or accident happened and will factor into whether you qualify to receive Workers' Compensation in Georgia. It does not matter whether the accident or injury was your fault or not, the details of your work injury must be investigated.
Part of the importance of investigating a work injury is to help make the workplace a safer environment. By understanding what led to your work injury, an employer may enforce new rules, regulations, policies or procedures that prevent further accidents or injuries.
How an Atlanta Workers' Compensation Attorney Can Help
If you are claiming Workers' Compensation benefits in Georgia due to a work injury, an Atlanta Workers' Compensation attorney can help to preserve your claim while also examining your benefits to be sure you are not being unfairly denied coverage that you are entitled to.
An Atlanta Workers' Compensation attorney can also work with you in the event that your benefits are reduced or denied altogether. This is particularly useful if you believe that the investigation of your Georgia work injury was biased or misrepresented the facts of your accident in any way.
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.