Georgia Workers’ Compensation Systems

In Georgia, Workers’ Compensation is a “no fault” comprehensive program that compensates injured workers for time missed from work and for costs of necessary medical treatment. Georgia requires employers to have insurance in place for the protection of workers who have suffered from a job related injury or disabling condition. Essentially, a worker who is hurt on the job becomes eligible for medical benefits, and in many circumstances, disability benefits that replace lost wages. Benefits also are available to a surviving spouse and dependents if a worker is killed due to a work-related accident or illness. Vocational retraining is available too in many cases where an on-the-job injury prevents a worker from returning to the worker’s previous occupation.

For a free case evaluation of your workers’ compensation claim, please contact us online or call us at (404) 869-1201 to speak with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney. We have more than 20 years of experience fighting for the rights of individuals injured in the course of their employment.

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, the workplace injury lawyers at Bushnell & Drye LLC, help injured workers across Georgia, including but not limited to Atlanta, Alpharetta, Roswell, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Marietta and Duluth.

All Workers’ Compensation Accidents & Injuries Handled

The workplace injury lawyers at Bushnell & Drye LLC, handle the full range of workers’ compensation cases, injuries and issues. If you’ve been injured on the job, you’ll get experienced legal help in these areas:

  • Construction Workers Injured on the job
  • Health Care and Hospital Employees
  • Corrections Officers
  • Trades (Carpenters, Iron workers, Laborers, Electricians, Plumbers, Masons)
  • Union Workers throughout Georgia
  • Couriers/Drivers
  • City, Town and Municipal Workers
  • State Employees
  • Office Personnel
  • Telecommunications/IT technicians
  • Food Service Employees
  • Teachers and Office Workers
  • Assembly, Manufacturing and Factory Workers
  • Orthopedic Injuries
  • Neurological and Brain Injuries
  • Back and Neck Injuries
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Elbow, Shoulder and Knee Injuries
  • Concussions and Closed Head Injuries
  • Amputations
  • Overexertion Injuries
  • Slip or Trip and Fall Injuries
  • Fall to Lower Level Injuries
  • Bodily Reaction Injuries
  • Struck by Object Injuries
  • Struck Against an Object Injuries
  • Highway Incident Injuries
  • Machinery Accidents Injuries
  • Repetitive Motion Injuries
  • Workplace Violence Injuries
  • Food Service Employees
  • Teachers and Office Workers
  • Assembly, Manufacturing and Factory Workers
  • Work-Related Travel Accidents
  • PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • Crushing Injuries
  • Repetitive stress Injuries
  • Aggravation of Pre-existing Condition Injuries
  • Burn Injuries
  • Eye Injuries
  • Hip Injuries

No Fault Workers’ Compensation System

As a “no fault” system, Georgia workers’ compensation seeks to protect both workers and their employers. It does so by requiring employers to establish and pay for workers’ compensation insurance for the benefit of workers who suffer work-related injuries, while at the same time prohibiting injured workers from suing their employer or co-workers for personal injury damages known as “pain and suffering.”

Each year, thousands of workplace accidents occur in Georgia. Many of those accidents are serious and can result in lost workdays or physical restrictions that prevent an employee from working at his or her full potential.

The Georgia’s workers’ compensation system, administered by the Georgia Board of Workers’ Compensation, offers critical benefits to workers who find themselves in the difficult circumstances that require medical treatment and in many cases, time off work due to a work-related injury or a disabling condition. While the system exists for the protection of injured workers throughout the state, each worker’s case is unique and there are many points in the benefits award process where disagreements can arise between an injured worker, his or her employer, and the employer’s workers’ compensation insurer.

Contact a Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Today

If you work in Georgia and have suffered a serious work-related injury, you’re already bearing a significant burden. Making sure your medical needs are met and that you’re receiving proper disability and other benefits only adds to the issues that any worker faces when recovering from a job-related injury. An experienced workers’ compensation attorney can help.

At Bushnell & Drye LLC, we make it our job and mission to understand your individual needs and circumstances so that we can zealously represent your interests in the Georgia’s workers’ compensation system. It’s our goal to guide you through the process of obtaining the maximum workers’ compensation and other benefits for which you’re eligible, helping you make fully informed and educated decisions about your case at every stage.

For a free case evaluation of your workers’ compensation claim, please contact us online or call us at 404-869-1201 to speak with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney. We have more than 20 years of experience fighting for the rights of individuals injured in the course of their employment.

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, the workplace injury lawyers at Bushnell & Drye LLC, help injured workers across Georgia, including but not limited to Atlanta, Alpharetta, Roswell, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Marietta and Duluth.