WORKPLACE INJURY

Rockmart Work Injury Attorney

Businesses, manufacturers, and other industries have historically been attracted to Rockmart, Georgia for the relatively low operation costs and skilled workforce.  Rockmart is a regional, if not national, leader in multiple industries, including poultry, concrete, safety systems, and other heavy-duty equipment.  But, with any skilled and physical employment, injuries can happen.  At those times, you need a workers compensation attorney who you can guide you through that process.  Wheale Law Firm may be able to help.

In 2019, 5,333 workers were killed on the job.

-Occupational Health and Safety Administration

What should I do if I am injured at work?

If you’ve been injured at work, you should immediately seek the medical attention you require to document your injury, avoid any gaps in treatment, and get the healing process started.  Almost equally as important, you should also notify your employer as soon as possible of your work-related injury. 

 

There are several reasons to notify your employer:  first, it helps preserver your claim because, in Georgia, you have one year to pursue a work injury claim; second, it puts your employer on notice of your potential claim so that they can take steps to preserve the evidence; finally, the cause of your injury can be addressed and hopefully prevented from injuring other employees.  Wheale Law Firm’s work injury lawyer may be able to help you with this process, and if not, Wheale Law Firm can connect you to an attorney that can help.

Can I see my own doctor after a work-related injury?

If you have suffered a work-related injury in Georgia and are pursuing a workers compensation claim, you do not necessarily have the right to see your own doctor for treatment.  If you want your medical expenses to be covered by workers compensation, you will be need to be treated by physicians that have been properly identified by the employer.  Alternatively, you can see your own treating provider if your workers compensation claim is denied either in whole or in part.  Our Rockmart workman’s compensation attorney may be able to help you get the treatment you need.

Will I be able to go back to my old job after filing a workers compensation claim?

There is no guarantee that you will be able to return to your old job after a workers compensation claim has been resolved.  Infact, an employer may be able to terminate you after a work-related injury, especially if there was no written employment contract.  Even if your employer does not terminate employment, there is no guarantee that you will be able to return to the same position at he same pay rate, depending on your injuries.  For these reasons, it’s important to have proper legal representation to make sure your medical and employment rights are properly protected.  Give Wheale Law Firm a call to help protect your rights.

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For a free case consultation, give Wheale Law a call at

678-580-8936 or send an email.  No Commitments.

Unlike most attorneys, Patrick J. Wheale handles personal injury cases exclusively, specializing in helping injured victims.

Wheale Law provides legal services exclusively on a contingent fee basis.  In other words, you pay no upfront costs.  Wheale Law only collects attorney's fees if your case successfully resolves. 

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