The Bruce Law Firm prides itself in representing the working class. Often insurance companies will attempt to cut off medical care too early or cease wage lost benefits too early. Insurance companies will fail to offer enough for a permanent disability or consider physical therapy as a reasonable option. Many issues arise over whether there was a work related incident, whether that incident is compensable, and whether injured employee had previous health issues. We can also help you ensure that your medical expenses are paid as well. When your treatment is complete, we can help you recover if the accident has resulted in any permanent partial impairment. If you have been seriously injured and are seeking workman’s compensation, contact The Bruce Firm. We are immediately able to discuss your claim and get you the right solution
"Insurance companies will fail to offer enough for a permanent disability or consider physical therapy as a reasonable option"
Q: I have been hurt on my job. What do I do next?
A: Notify your supervisor immediately. In Georgia, the general rule is you most notify your employer of an on the job injury within 30 days of the injury. If you delay past that time, it may be difficult, if not impossible, to assert a claim. After notifying your employer, you should be directed as to where and how to obtain medical treatment. In addition, if you are out of work for at least 7 days, you will be entitled to wage benefits. These are very technical matters and it is wise to consult with an attorney if you have an on the job injury so that you do not inadvertently give up any rights.
Q: I was hurt on my job. Can my employer fire me?
A: Yes! Unfortunately, in Georgia an injured worker has no rights to maintain his job if he has been injured on that job. Many, many people are fired after they have experienced an on the job injury. That is why if you are injured you should consult with an attorney as soon as possible. Over the years, I have spoken to many injured workers who were afraid of losing their jobs and, therefore, did not report their on the job injury. They ended up being fired and they missed the deadline to file their Workers’ Compensation claim and were left with nothing. Please do not let that happen to you. Please contact an attorney as soon as possible if you have been injured to learn your rights.
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