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Frequently Asked Questions about Workers’ Comp

Helping Dougherty County Recover from Workplace Injuries

Being injured in a workplace accident is stressful and overwhelming. With Georgia’s complicated workers’ comp laws and insurance companies aggressively assigning blame to injured workers, obtaining fair compensation for your injuries can seem impossible. By hiring an experienced Albany, GA workers’ comp lawyer, you have a better chance at successfully fighting for your interests and obtaining the best possible outcome. At the Law Offices of William F. Underwood, III, P.C., we have the experience to help clients get compensation for their injuries. Our years of helping clients fight for their interests make us qualified to answer tough legal questions.

If you would like to know more about your potential Albany, GA workers’ compensation case, call the Law Offices of William F. Underwood, III, P.C. by dialing (229) 999-4476.

  • If my injury happens outside the workplace, can I still receive workers’ comp?
    So long as the injury you sustain is work-related, your employer’s workers’ comp insurance should cover it. For example, if you were traveling for work and are injured while elsewhere, that still counts as a work-related injury and can be eligible for compensation.
  • Will returning to work end my benefits?
    If you can fully return to work and receive the same wages you were earning before your injury, it is likely that your benefits will end. Workers’ comp benefits are designed to help workers recover from their injuries, so if you have fully recovered, those payments will have served their purpose. However, if you have returned to a limited work schedule, workers’ comp benefits should continue to supplement your income until you have fully recovered.
  • How do I know if my injury will be covered by workers’ comp?
    Most injuries are covered by workers’ compensation. So long as the employee was adhering to their company’s safety guidelines, they are most likely eligible for coverage. The exceptions are if the employee’s injury was due to drug or alcohol use. You will also not be covered for injuries that were self-inflicted, such as intentionally causing self-harm or initiating a fight.
  • Do I need to file a lawsuit to obtain my benefits?
    No. In many cases, filing a lawsuit can prevent you from being able to collect benefits. By properly filing your claim, you will be able to begin the process legally. If for some reason your employer refuses to cooperate, retaining the services of an experienced workers’ comp attorney will be necessary.
  • Will workers’ comp cover a visit to my own doctor?
    Not usually. An employer’s workers’ comp policy includes a selection of doctors from a given network. Injured employees will be required to visit these doctors first and have their injuries assessed. As this assessment will be the basis for any future compensation, it is vitally important that the doctor give an accurate report, and that doesn’t always happen. An experienced workers’ comp attorney can help you fight for an accurate injury report if you feel yours was inadequate.

Protecting the Rights of the Injured

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