Know Your Rights Following A Work Accident 


Workers’ compensation is a Georgia law that provides injured employees with medical care and income benefits when they can’t work, and helps injured employees return to work. As a covered worker, you have rights under the law that your employer cannot take away.

For a free consultation about your rights and obligations as an injured worker, call Skibiel Law at 770-968-3445 or toll-free at 877-874-6650. With convenient office locations in Jonesboro and Atlanta, our lawyers serve clients in the Metro Atlanta area and throughout Georgia.

What Are My Rights As An Injured Worker?

An injured employee’s rights include:

  • A choice of a physician from the employer’s list of doctors
  • Payment of reasonable and necessary medical treatment by the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company
  • Payment of medical treatment received on emergency basis
  • Payment for a second opinion by a doctor of the injured worker’s choice, so long as the appointment occurs within 120 days of the receipt of workers’ compensation income benefits
  • The right to change from one doctor on the employer’s list of doctors to another doctor on the same list
  • Reimbursement for mileage incurred when traveling to and from medical appointments
  • The right to have a light-duty job description reviewed and approved by the treating physician before returning to work
  • The right to payment of weekly income benefits after seven days of disability, if excused from work by the treating physician
  • Payment of a partial weekly income benefit when you’re able to return to work, but can only get a lower paying job as a result of your injuries
  • Payment of a weekly income benefit if the treating physician determines you have a permanent injury

Protect Your Right To Workers’ Compensation Benefits In Georgia

If you are not receiving the workers’ compensation benefits that you believe you’re entitled to, call attorney Mark A. Skibiel at 770-968-3445 or toll-free at 877-874-6650 to schedule a free consultation. Hablamos español.

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Mark was very knowledgeable and kept me informed with my case. He wasn’t intimidated with the large law firm. I know for a fact that without his expertise and diligent work ethic my settlement wouldn’t have reached the amount it did. He worked far beyond what I expected, meeting with the company doctor, therapist, and insurance representatives. HAVE A TALK WITH HIM ITS FREE!!!!!
-Royce – Fayetteville, Georgia – Work Injury

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Mark takes the time to get to know you as a person, not just as a case. He’s an attorney you can trust to keep you informed on every aspect of the case. I received all info about the case as soon as he did, and Mark carefully answered every question that I asked. I would recommend Mark to anyone who is in need of an honest attorney.

– Derry – Riverdale, Georgia – Work Injury

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When my adjuster refused to pay for lost wages and for prescriptions, I felt the need to hire an attorney. After a brief consultation, I hired Mark. Within days, I saw results in my case. Everything that happened in my case went exactly as he told me it would happen in our initial consultation. When we went to the hearing, it seemed very one-sided and we won “hands down.” From start to finish, my case lasted less than nine months. My lost wages were recovered, and a sizeable settlement as well. Kudos Mark.

– Ronald – Stockbridge, Georgia – Work Injury

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Mark explained, in detail, how the law would apply to my case and assured me it would take some time for me to accomplish my goal. During my case Mark and his staff kept my wife and me informed and updated. Every time my wife or I called Mark’s office we were able to get a response from either him or his staff. When we settled my case, it was more than I ever expected. Mark and his staff were professional in handling my claim. My experience with Mark and his office was wonderful!

– Timmy A.
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