Our careers are how we support our own lives and the lives of our families. Losing the ability to work because of an injury can jeopardize everything. For many Columbus residents, that means dealing with lost wages, damaged relationships and sleepless nights wondering how things can get better.
We understand how stressful these work-related injuries can be, and we also know that employers' insurance companies often seek to deny benefits that injured workers are entitled to. We stand up to these insurance companies and fight to get you the full compensation you deserve.
Getting your full benefits while you recover can be a complicated process, and you need an experienced legal team that knows what it takes. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury on the job, call us at (706)327-7571 or contact us online for a free consultation about your case.
1. Wage Benefits
Wage benefits equal to the rate of two-thirds of your weekly wages.
2. Medical Benefits
Medical benefits include operations, prescriptions and transportation costs to and from the hospital.
3. Partial Disability
Temporary and permanent partial disability when you return to work.
Types of Work-Related
Tedious, seeming harmless tasks in our day-to-day work lives can end up being the cause of lifelong injuries. While accidents will always happen, the better we understand the injuries and how they occur, the better we can try to prevent them.
Paul R. Bennett has more than 35 years experience helping injured workers receive workers' compensation insurance for:
You may be eligible for benefits when you are injured at work, during breaks, lunch hours and at work-sponsored activities.
What you Should Do if you have suffered a work Injury
There are three important steps to take if you or a loved one has suffered an injury on the job.
Georgia workers' compensation laws do their best to protect people who are hurt on the job, but any process involving insurance companies can be very challenging, especially when dealing with severe injuries.
Even if you anticipate receiving benefits, you need to talk to an attorney who knows the system and can advise you on what to expect.
COMMON MISTAKES MADE BY INJURED WORKERS
You may have been injured on the job by something or someone other than your employer. This can happen when equipment malfunctions because of a manufacturing defect, or when an employee who drives for a living is injured by another driver.
In these cases, a third-party claim can be made against the offender. These claims are often more financially beneficial than claims against your employer, allowing you to receive compensation for pain and suffering in addition to lost wages and medical costs.
At The Law Office of Paul R. Bennett, we analyze your case and investigate the circumstances of your injury to determine if a third-party claim that may provide more compensation is the best course of action.
With more than 35 years of experience fighting for Georgia residents in work injury cases, our legal team will dedicate themselves to:
At The Law Offices of Paul R. Bennett, we understand the pain and stress a work injury can mean for not just you, but for your entire family as well. Getting your full benefits can be very complex and extremely frustrating, but it's important to know you are not alone.