Types of Injured Workers We Represent
Our Law Firm Assists People from All Fields & Walks of Life
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. But these barriers should not exist when you need workers' comp in Atlanta or anywhere else in Georgia.
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 as easy as it appears on paper. It can be full of hurdles like delays, denials, and your employer actively fighting back. This is why it can be very helpful to work with an experienced attorney. The Law Office of Arthur E. Snead, LLC in Atlanta is ready to guide you smoothly through the entire process, from claims through all levels of appeal.
To partner with an experienced Atlanta workers’ compensation attorney, contact me today.
Types of Injured Workers I Represent
As long as you are covered by the GWCA, I can help you with your workers' compensation claim. My firm represents Georgians of all industries and backgrounds.
- 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 & Non-citizenship Will Not Affect Your Eligibility
According to the Pew Research Center, 7.6 million undocumented immigrants partake in the U.S workforce. 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 workers' compensation lawyer when filing or defending your claim.
Contact My Firm for a Free Initial Consultation
Located in Atlanta, The Law Office of Arthur E. Snead, LLC, serves clients across the state of Georgia. 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.