Have you been injured on the job? The Stefanie Drake Burford Law Group and its workers’ compensation attorneys have more than 40 years of combined experience representing employees in workers’ compensation cases. Workers’ compensation is insurance paid for by your employer, starting with your first day of work. The purpose of this type of insurance is to compensate you when you get injured on the job site or in the course and scope of your employment. Workers’ compensation benefits include:

  • Hospital bills
  • Current medical expenses
  • Future medical expenses
  • Physical therapy
  • Prescriptions
  • Lost wages
  • Travel expenses
  • Permanent disability if applicable
  • Lump sum settlement

Preserving Your Rights

Workers’ compensation law can be complex. Knowing what to do as soon as you are injured at work protects your rights and maximizes your benefits and potential recovery under Georgia’s workers’ compensation laws. For example, you may lose your benefits if you wait too long to report the accident. It is especially important to quickly call one of our skilled workers’ compensation attorneys when your injury is serious. We will advise you of your responsibilities and rights so that you do not compromise your benefits, and we can guide you through the workers’ compensation process. We can also assist you in obtaining proper medical treatment and recommend top doctors for your care.

Under the workers’ compensation statute, you must be treated by doctors who are listed on your employer’s panel of physicians. These doctors are handpicked by your employer and their insurance carrier. While you do have to treat with one of the physicians on the panel, you have a right to choose any doctor on the panel. If there is no panel posted, your employer loses the right to have you treat with one of their physicians. Our attorneys can guide you to the best doctor for your condition listed on the panel or request a change in physicians with the State Board of Workers’ Compensation if you are not getting appropriate, timely care. The Stefanie Drake Burford Law Group gives customer service a top priority and is interested in helping you make a full recovery as well.

Fighting For Maximum Benefits

The Stefanie Drake Burford Law Group has on staff a paralegal with 29 years of experience as a workers’ compensation claims adjuster. Her invaluable experience assists our firm with insights about how injuries are handled and how we can bring you the highest quality representation. Many times a claim will be denied or go unreported by the employer. In those instances, we will bring your claim before the state board and force your employer to address your injury under the workers’ compensation statute.

There are limits to the number of weeks you can draw temporary total disability or temporary partial disability benefits pursuant to the Georgia workers’ compensation statute. We will fight for the maximum benefit where appropriate. If you are unable to return to work in your former capacity, or if your employer does not have work available for you due to permanent restrictions, you could have a legitimate catastrophic claim which allows for additional benefits.

Representing Surviving Dependents

We also represent dependents of those who were injured and killed in a work-related accident. The surviving spouse, children and dependent stepchildren are entitled to benefits, generally two-thirds of the deceased’s average weekly wage up to a maximum of $525 per week. If there are no children, the maximum a surviving spouse can receive is $150,000. In those instances where an unfortunate event has caused a death, while you cannot sue your employer, we will investigate the possibility of products liability or other avenues of recovery for you and your family.

Experienced. Dedicated. Available.

Our workers’ compensation attorneys and staff are ready to discuss your workers compensation issue in a professional and caring atmosphere. Call us today at 844-STEF-LAW for a free case evaluation. You may also submit your claim through our free job injury case evaluation form and someone will respond to you as soon as possible. Submissions are monitored 24/7 for quick response time.