Workers' Compensation

A workplace injury can have devastating consequences that affect your ability to work and adversely impact the rest of your life. Fortunately, Georgia workers’ compensation laws provide benefits for most employees who receive a workplace injury or experience an occupational disease. Attorney Luisa Alejos helps you navigate the complicated workers’ comp system to make sure you receive the full benefits provided by the law. With offices in Marietta and Buckhead, L.P.A. Law assists clients with workers’ compensation claims throughout the State of Georgia.

Georgia Workers’ Compensation Laws

Most Georgia employees are eligible for workers’ comp benefits for on-the-job injuries from their first day on the job. The statutory system provides no-fault benefits, which means an injured worker does not need to prove fault for the accident. It also means that if you are eligible to receive benefits, you cannot sue your employer for workplace injuries.

Georgia employers with three or more employees are required to have workers’ compensation insurance. For covered employers, all employees — whether full-time or part-time, including seasonal workers — are eligible for benefits. However, the Georgia workers’ comp system does not cover certain types of workers, including domestic, farm, and railroad employees. Independent contractors and freelance workers are not eligible for benefits.

An eligible worker receives specific compensation established by the workers’ comp laws. Benefits include payment of all medical expenses, replacement wages for lost work due to temporary disability, and benefits for permanent disability, as well as death benefits for dependents if a worker dies from a workplace accident. The laws establish specific limits and conditions that apply to all benefits.

The Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation administers the system, which includes reviewing claims and hearing appeals of claim denials. Detailed rules and procedures apply to processing a workers’ claim, including specific timelines and deadlines that must be met to receive benefits. Completing complicated forms and following complex procedures is part of pursuing a workers’ compensation claim.

If you suffer an on-the-job injury, an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer can help you navigate the system to make certain you receive the full benefits you deserve under the law. Especially if you have permanent injuries or require long-term treatment, it is essential to have the confidence that you have been fully compensated. Consulting with a workers’ comp lawyer is the best way to accomplish that goal.

How L.P.A. Law Helps

Attorney Luisa Alejos is an experienced workers’ compensation attorney. She fully understands the law and the process for claiming benefits. If you receive an injury at work, Luisa provides compassionate advocacy and guides you through the complicated workers’ comp system step by step.

The L.P.A. Law team is dedicated to providing exceptional service and support throughout the claim process. Luisa explains the laws and process to you in detail, so you completely understand the system and know what to expect. You can always get answers to questions and address concerns. When you count on Luisa for assistance with your claim, you can focus on recovering from your injury without worrying about whether you are receiving the full benefits you deserve.

Your employer and the workers’ comp insurance company can make it difficult for you to get the benefits provided by the law after a work injury. Your claim may even be denied for any of a wide range of reasons. But there is a process in place to ensure that eligible workers receive the full benefits they deserve. L.P.A. Law helps you navigate that system, even when your employer or the insurer tries to frustrate your efforts to follow through on a claim.

Talking with a lawyer early in the claim process can avoid potential problems with receiving workers’ comp benefits. L.P.A. law does not charge for your initial consultation, so you have no reason to hesitate to contact us.

Schedule a Free Initial Consultation

From our offices in Marietta and Buckhead, L.P.A. Law helps clients with workers’ compensation claims throughout the State of Georgia. Call us at 678.839.4661 or use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation.