Getting injured on the job is scary. Not only do you worry about your long-term health and mobility; you also worry about missing work, paying medical bills and supporting your family. To make matters worse, you have probably heard horror stories of friends and co-workers who had their workers' compensation claims denied for paperwork errors or other seemingly insignificant reasons.

Unfortunately, all these concerns are real. Under Georgia's workers' compensation system, it has become more and more difficult for injured workers to collect the benefits they need and deserve. The good news, however, is that working with an attorney can make a world of difference.