Answers To Common Questions About Workers’ Compensation Claims
Workers’ compensation cases are sensitive, and benefits are usually vital for the employee. It is important to have the information you need to make sure you are being treated fairly.
If The Accident Was My Fault, Can I Still Get Benefits?
Generally, fault does not impact your ability to claim workers’ compensation benefits. If you made a mistake at work, you can still file your claim. However, if you were working while intoxicated or failed a drug test, you may face an additional risk to your case. Your lawyer can help you assess the situation and support your claim.
What If A Third Party Caused My Work Injury?
It is possible that a different company, driver or another party is responsible for your injuries. This is especially common on construction sites, which often contain multiple contractors working together. You may be able to sue a third party whose negligence caused your accident or illness.
If My Employer Fires Me, Can I Still File A Claim?
While your employer cannot retaliate simply because you file a workers’ compensation claim, they may have a just cause to fire you. Depending on the circumstances, being fired can affect your case – but it does not mean that you automatically lose your chance to get compensation. Discuss your case with a qualified Georgia attorney if you are not sure what your options are.
What Can I Do If My Workers’ Compensation Claim Was Rejected?
Claim denial is surprisingly common – even for legitimate claims. Insurance companies may deny workers’ compensation claims for a variety of reasons. Fortunately, your lawyer can help you appeal their decision and prepare a strong claim on your behalf.