Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance that balances the interests of employers and workers. Injured workers are provided with wage replacement and medical benefits. In return, they relinquish the right to sue the employer for the full costs of the injury.
It is not a perfect system, trading a certain level of support and protection for the greater legal recourse the worker could have outside the workplace. Still, it’s the system we have, and within it, there are opportunities for injured workers to have all their medical expenses and some of their living expenses paid.
Experienced Atlanta Work Injury Attorneys
For more than 30 years, the lawyers at Tillman & Associates have fought to obtain the full range of workers’ compensation benefits allowed by law for their clients who have suffered workplace injuries.
These injuries range from one-time events like a broken foot to conditions that develop over long periods of time such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Many injured workers do not think to factor in the true long-term costs of their injury, including vocational rehabilitation and psychological therapy. Our firm builds a true picture of what the future will be like and how much it will cost.
Understanding Workers’ Compensation
These pages describe how workers’ compensation works and what the benefits are for you:
The Worst Kinds Of Injuries
Some injuries are so serious that they are described as catastrophic. Some of these injuries permit weekly benefits without limit:
Back and neck injuries
Chronic pain injuries
Fatal work injuries
Head and brain injuries
Job related stress
Loss of hearing or vision
Repetitive use injuries and carpal tunnel
Shoulder and knee injuries
Spinal cord injuries
Injuries By Industry
Tillman & Associates represents workers in nearly every industry and line of work:
Workers’ Compensation Mediation
Many workers’ compensation claims are decided not at hearings, but in mediation. Tillman & Associates is a leader in workers’ compensation representation, but it is also a leader, through its subsidiary Mediated Dispute Resolutions, in workers’ compensation mediations, where the two sides can meet and work toward a solution agreeable to both. For more information, visit our Mediated Dispute Resolutions website.
Injured on the job? Call the Georgia workers’ compensation attorneys at Tillman & Associates at 404-692-7428, toll free 800-743-3994, or drop us a brief description using this online form. Contact us today for your free case evaluation.