Recovering Workers' Compensation for On the Job Injuries
A workplace injury can lead to more than just medical bills. You may be off the job for a long time, leaving you without income for you and your family. An injury from your job is bad news. It should not be made worse by your having to fight for the workers' compensation you are owed.
At Lanier & Burroughs, we hold large corporations and your insurance company accountable for the workers' compensation they owe you after you’ve been injured on the job. Contact the workers' compensation lawyers at Lanier & Burroughs for a free initial consultation about your on the job injury.
What if you requested workers' compensation and were denied?
Insurance companies often deny the first claim that comes across their desks. Having an attorney represent you means your claim receives the attention it deserves. We level the playing field by providing experienced legal counsel on your side. We deal with the insurance companies to ensure you receive the benefits you need to support your family. The law firm of Lanier & Burroughs is on your side.
What is involved in a workers' compensation claim?
If you are unable to work as a result of an on the job injury you may be entitled to Temporary Total Disability (TTD) benefits as weekly compensation. We can help you figure out and understand your rate of compensation.
- You may also be entitled to all necessary medical treatment that will tend lessen your period of disability, including surgery, hospitalization, medical supplies and prescriptions.
- You may receive benefits until you are given permission by a doctor to return to work, or your employer must offer suitable employment within the injured worker's restrictions and limitations.
- Once you have achieved the degree of physical recovery that your doctor considers to be your maximum medical improvement (MMI), then you may be entitled to a lump sum payment for any permanent impairments.
- Your employer cannot fire you for being injured or for seeking workers' compensation benefits for your injury.
You may not think that your personal injury qualifies for workers' compensation. The law now allows you to seek compensation for a workplace injury from repetitive use or stress. The experienced lawyers at Lanier & Burroughs can help you determine if you qualify for workers' compensation. We also handle injuries that could qualify for SSD or SSI applications.