MARIETTA WORKERS' COMP LAWYERS
Curtis Law is proud to serve the residents of Marietta, Georgia, and surrounding Cobb County. You work hard to earn a stable income for your family. When you begin employment, it isn't just a paycheck you are working for. Workers' Compensation Insurance is a promise made to each employee that if he or she is injured on the job, payouts defray medical costs and prevent hardship during lost work hours. You are just as entitled to this compensation as you are to your salary.
To ensure that your Workers' Compensation claim is filed accurately and processed successfully, your best bet is to involve a skilled attorney from the beginning. We can help you file the necessary paperwork and make sure nothing is overlooked, so that your claim is given the attention and priority it deserves.
Here are some of the many ways our skilled attorneys can help Marietta residents:
FILING WORKERS' COMPENSATION FORMS
In order to ensure fairness and prevent fraud, the Workers' Comp filing process is fairly complex. A lot of forms must be filed, from the first report on. Misfiled paperwork can lead to a declined claim, or even to fraud charges. Having experienced legal consultation throughout the process will ensure accurate, timely paperwork, so that your legitimate claim will be seen as just that.
SETTLEMENTS IN WORKERS' COMP CASES
Sometimes a lump sum or stipulated settlement will be a negotiable possibility in a contested Workers' Compensation Claim. Only an experienced attorney can help you understand each option that might be available to you, and the benefits and drawbacks of those options. Imagine having to negotiate a settlement yourself, to make sure your family and livelihood are protected, while suffering through the aftermath of an accident. A lot can go wrong. Curtis Law wants to make sure nothing does.
GEORGIA STATUE OF LIMITATIONS
In the state of Georgia, you have one year from the date of the original injury or accident to file a Workers' Compensation claim. However, your deadline might be different depending on your specific circumstances. It's a very good idea to consult an attorney early on to make sure you don’t miss any crucial deadlines.
DRUG TESTING LAWS AND WORKERS' COMP
If your employer participates in a drug-free workplace program, you will be faced with a drug test in order to claim workers' compensation. This test is not foolproof; false positives happen all the time, and people are denied benefits that are rightfully theirs. Receiving positive test results does not automatically make your claim ineligible. Be prepared for contingencies by having an attorney to walk you through each next course of action.
WORKERS' COMPENSATION FRAUD
The filing process is complex in order to discourage and prevent fraud. But this also means that innocent claimants can be caught in a crossfire of fraud accusations due to something as simple as misfiled or neglected paperwork. Misdemeanor charges and hefty fines can result if an employer fights a claim on the basis of alleged fraud. To secure your rights, you must be thorough and meticulous when you file your claim. Consultation with an experienced attorney can keep you clear of these pitfalls.
Employers should also seek legal advice if an employee files a Workers' Compensation claim that requires investigation.
CONTACT AN EXPERT
Every Workers’ Comp case is different and mandates a unique legal approach from an experienced Workers’ Comp lawyer. Want to learn what our Marietta Workers' Compensation attorneys can do for you? Contact Curtis Law today.
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