A Firm Dedicated To Legal Advocacy For Injured Workers
Georgia’s workers’ compensation system was originally intended to make it easy for injured workers to get medical care and financial support while they recovered from a workplace injury. The goal was to get employees back to work sooner so they didn’t have to worry about supporting themselves and their families. Unfortunately, practices have changed over time. Too many injured workers now struggle to get even the modest benefits they are promised.
If you’ve been hurt on the job, you may find that working with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney makes the process easier and improves your chances of success. Here in Georgia, the firm to call is The Law Office of Kyle D. Johnston, LLC. Attorney Kyle Johnston spent the first half of his career representing companies in workers’ comp disputes. He now uses that insider’s knowledge to represent the interests of injured workers and their families. He usually knows what opposing counsel is going to say, and he’s ready to counter it immediately.
Protect Your Claim By Following Procedural Rules
Our firm is 100% devoted to representing those who have been injured. And that starts by helping workers preserve the integrity of their workers’ compensation claim. Your employer and the workers’ compensation insurer are often looking for any reason to deny your claim. Therefore, it is critical that you go by the book and meet all requirements related to reporting the injury, filing a claim and participating in medical treatment.
If you’ve been hurt on the job and want to file a claim, here are several things you must do as soon as reasonably possible:
- Notify your supervisor and co-workers of your injury. Putting it in writing is usually the best way to document it.
- Find out if your company has a panel of physicians it works with when treating workplace injuries.
- If there is a panel, seek medical attention from a doctor on that list. If there isn’t a panel, you can seek medical attention from your own doctor or clinic.
- Follow all requirements laid out in your treatment plan. Missing future medical appointments or failing to follow recovery instructions could cause problems with your claim.
Finally, you should be aware that there are strict deadlines for notifying your employer of an injury and for filing a workers’ compensation claim. Missing even one deadline could ruin your chances of approval. Thankfully, when you contact our firm, we can help you with all aspects of your case, protect your rights, and fight to help you claim the benefits you need and deserve.
Discuss Your Case With An Attorney Who Really Cares
The Law Office of Kyle D. Johnston, LLC, is based in Atlanta, Georgia, and serves clients throughout the state. To talk about your legal options with an experienced and caring attorney, call us at 404-600-1750 or send us an email.