Getting The Treatment You Need After A Work Injury

If you were hurt in a workplace accident or developed a work-related injury, you are entitled to medical benefits under Georgia workers’ compensation law. Employers do not always explain or honor these rights and insurance companies routinely try to deny or limit medical coverage.

Skibiel Law, serving Jonesboro and all of Clayton County, is committed to upholding the rights of injured workers. Since 1992, we have represented more than 3,000 clients in workers’ compensation claims and appeals. We strive to secure access to the full array of medical services our clients need to recover as quickly and as fully as possible from a work injury.

Your Right To Medical Treatment For Work Injuries

In addition to income benefits to replace your lost wages, workers’ compensation covers all reasonable and necessary medical care stemming from a work-related accident, injury or illness. You are entitled to the following medical benefits, at no cost or deductible to you:

  • Doctor visits
  • Diagnostic tests
  • Physical therapy or chiropractic care
  • Necessary surgery
  • Medications
  • Medical equipment
  • Medical appointment transport or travel reimbursement

If your claim is denied or you encounter any problems with medical treatment, we can step in to hold insurers to their obligation. Mark A. Skibiel is an experienced lawyer with a record of success in workers’ compensation hearings and appeals.

Can I See My Own Doctors?

Georgia’s workers’ compensation system requires you to seek treatment from a panel of doctors who are preselected by the employer. You are free to switch between doctors on the approved list and to see specialists on the list. You are also entitled to seek a second opinion (but not treatment) from physicians outside the list.

Under this system, employers and insurers largely dictate your medical care. However, they forfeit that right if the panel of doctors is not valid. We strongly encourage clients to obtain a copy of the list of authorized doctors. If the employer fails to provide such a list, if doctors on the list are no longer available, or if you do not actually have any choices in the doctors you can see, you have the right to seek employer-covered treatment with other physicians.

Nothing is more important than your health. We can help if you are denied access or refused reimbursement for the quality medical care you deserve.

Medical Clearance To Return To Work

Doctors who are beholden to employers and insurance companies commonly send injured employees back to work too soon. If you are cleared by a workers’ compensation doctor and refuse to report for work, you could be subject to termination of employment and/or termination of your workers’ compensation benefits. If you are cleared for light duty or work with medical restrictions, employers must honor the doctor’s orders. We can intervene if you are concerned about reinjury or lasting impairment from being forced back to your job prematurely.

We educate clients and enforce their rights. For a free initial consultation with a knowledgeable Jonesboro workers’ compensation medical benefits attorney, call at 770-968-3445 or toll-free at 877-874-6650. You may also contact us online.

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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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