WTVM Legal Break – Workers Compensation Cases

Injury & Accident Attorney Serving Nearby Areas of Columbus & Fort Benning, Georgia and Phenix City, Alabama

Gary Bruce discusses workers’ compensation and what to do if your doctor or treatment provider discontinues your treatment. While a doctor is allowed to stop treating a patient, his or her decision may not be the last word on the subject. If you are injured on the job, you are entitled to a second opinion. Be careful in requesting such a remedy without talking to a lawyer first because exercising that right can have far-reaching implications.

Another issue that arises when employees want to work, but are limited is the employer’s duty to accommodate the limited abilities. A worker has rights when work is available and must be paid temporary total disability benefits when no such work exists. Worker’s compensation cases are not like a “lawsuits” in Georgia. When disputes arise over benefits or claims, the matter goes to an administrative proceeding without a jury and without relief for pain and suffering. It is also important to remember that there are time limits for filing claims; an injured person should never let a year go by without filing a claim with the workers’ compensation board or hiring a lawyer to assist. If your medical care is cut off and you are not granted reasonable time off from work, you should not rely on the employer or the insurance carrier to protect your rights.

A lawyer may be able to assist in petitioning the court for relief and preserving your rights as you proceed through treatment. If you have been hurt on the job and are having trouble in dealing with your worker’s compensation case the lawyers at the Law Office of Gary Bruce can be reached at 706-595-1446 or emailGary Bruce discusses workers’ compensation and what to do if your doctor or treatment provider discontinues your treatment. While a doctor is allowed to stop treating a patient, his or her decision may not be the last word on the subject. If you are injured on the job, you are entitled to a second opinion. Be careful in requesting such a remedy without talking to a lawyer first because exercising that right can have far-reaching implications. Another issue that arises when employees want to work, but are limited is the employer’s duty to accommodate the limited abilities. A worker has rights when work is available and must be paid temporary total disability benefits when no such work exists. Worker’s compensation cases are not like a “lawsuits” in Georgia. When disputes arise over benefits or claims, the matter goes to an administrative proceeding without a jury and without relief for pain and suffering. It is also important to remember that there are time limits for filing claims; an injured person should never let a year go by without filing a claim with the workers’ compensation board or hiring a lawyer to assist. If your medical care is cut off and you are not granted reasonable time off from work, you should not rely on the employer or the insurance carrier to protect your rights. A lawyer may be able to assist in petitioning the court for relief and preserving your rights as you proceed through treatment. If you have been hurt on the job and are having trouble in dealing with your worker’s compensation case the lawyers at the Law Office of Gary Bruce can be reached at 706-595-1446 or email lawyer@garybrucelaw.net for a meeting and free consultation. In workers compensation cases, we frequently refrain from publicizing our involvement so you don’t jeopardize your job – we understand that is an important consideration and all cases do not need immediately filings – be careful and make informed decisions. If you believe you have a workers’ comp case, or if you’re unsure of when to hire a lawyer, check out our frequently asked questions. lawyer@garybrucelaw.net for a meeting and free consultation.

In workers compensation cases, we frequently refrain from publicizing our involvement so you don’t jeopardize your job – we understand that is an important consideration and all cases do not need immediately filings – be careful and make informed decisions.

If you believe you have a workers’ comp case, or if you’re unsure of when to hire a lawyer, check out our frequently asked questions.

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