A Law Firm Assisting All Types Of Injured Workers
Work takes on many forms in Georgia, and workplace experiences can differ significantly. Some jobs have obvious dangers, while others seem relatively safe. Some workers feel free to speak up when there’s a problem, while others stay silent for fear of losing their jobs.
The common thread uniting nearly all workers is the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Act. With few exceptions, the GWCA applies to all employers with three or more employees. If you’ve been injured on the job, chances are good that you are entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits.
That being said, the process of seeking benefits is not always an easy one. It can be very helpful to work with an experienced attorney. The Law Office Of Arthur E. Snead, LLC, is ready to guide you through the entire process, from claims through all levels of appeal.
Types Of Injured Workers I Represent
If you are an eligible worker under the GWCA, my firm can represent you. This includes:
- Construction workers
- Factory and warehouse workers
- Office workers
- Police officers and firefighters
- Physicians and nurses
- Commercial drivers and truckers
- Retail workers
- Restaurant and food-service employees
- Meat packers and industrial food processing workers
- Undocumented immigrants working in Georgia
Immigration Status And Noncitizenship Will Not Affect Your Eligibility
By one estimate, about 65 percent of undocumented immigrants in the United States work jobs that allow them to pay income taxes. It is safe to assume that at least some of these workers are injured on the job.
What most don’t realize is that your immigration status does not prohibit you from seeking workers’ compensation benefits. There are only two factors that you need to prove to get your claim approved:
- You must establish that you are part of an employer-employee relationship with a business/company covered under the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Act.
- You must demonstrate that your injury “arose out of and in the course of employment.”
That’s it. If you can show that you are an employee and that your injury was closely work-related, you will likely be eligible for benefits. You may find it helpful to work with a lawyer when filing or defending your claim.
Contact My Firm For A Free Initial Consultation
Located in Tucker, The Law Office Of Arthur E. Snead, LLC, serves clients throughout metro Atlanta and Macon. If you’ve been injured on the job, it doesn’t matter what kind of work you do — I can help you pursue workers’ compensation. To learn more, call me at 404-692-6403, or send me an email.