Qualifying For Disability Benefits
At Tillman & Associates in Atlanta, Georgia, we are dedicated to helping injured workers throughout the state secure the workers’ compensation benefits to which they are entitled under the law.
If you have suffered an illness, injury or disability at work, you may have concerns about qualifying for disability benefits. We can help you understand the legal requirements, take steps to meet them and strengthen your claim for compensation.
How Do I Qualify For Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
You do not need to have a long history at your place of employment to qualify for workers’ compensation. Assuming your employer is properly insured, you are covered by its workers’ compensation insurance beginning on your first day of work.
However, it can be more difficult to meet the medical requirements for workers’ compensation. Your eligibility must be driven by the facts and medical evidence of your injury. While you may feel tremendous pain and truly feel unable to perform your job, that is not always enough. Your ability to work must be restricted by a doctor.
Employers are required to keep and make available a list of approved medical providers for workplace accidents. However, sometimes they fail to maintain that list properly. Our attorneys always review your employer’s medical provider list immediately to ensure that you can see a doctor who will fairly assess your condition.
Place Your Recovery In Capable Hands — Call Tillman & Associates
To speak with one of our proven workers’ compensation lawyers about your case, please contact us using our online form or call 404-315-0000 or 800-743-3994 toll free. We look forward to helping you protect your rights and pursue full and fair compensation.