Injured Workers Often Need Legal Representation To Get Fair Treatment
Workers’ compensation provides important benefits to cover wage loss, certain costs of medical care and other potential benefits for workers who have suffered injuries or illnesses while on the job. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault insurance-based system. Employees are not required to prove the fault or negligence of their employers in order to obtain workers’ compensation benefits.
Injured workers, or those who ahve contracted occuspational illnesses may qualify for benefits in a variety of circumstances:
- Work-related injuries, including back, knee or shoulder injuries
- Aggravation of a pre-existing medical condition
- Work accidents
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Falls from heights (e.g., falls from scaffolding or ladders)
- Occupational illnesses or diseases
If you have suffered a work-related injury or illness and need an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer, contact The Helms Law Firm in Homerville, Georgia. We help injured workers throughout southern Georgia. We handle workers’ compensation claims, third-party liability claims and product liability claims on behalf of injured workers.
Trusted Legal Counsel For Injured Workers
The Helms Law Firm represents injured workers from a wide range of industries and professions, including office workers, professionals, laborers, factory and warehouse workers, and industrial plant workers. If you are an injured employee from any occupation, we encourage you to contact us for help.
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Many injured workers do not understand their rights. Often, workers believe that they are only entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for sudden accidents or injuries. They do not understand that they may be entitled to compensation for the aggravation of a knee or back injury, or a repetitive stress injury that may be caused by frequent lifting, bending or other job functions.
Some workers have suffered hearing loss due to frequent exposure to loud noises. Some workers have suffered brain damage due to frequent exposure to dangerous chemicals. All too often, however, employees do not realize that they may have a right to receive workers’ compensation benefits.
If you have sustained any serious injury or illness, and you feel it may be related to your job, let us put our experience to work for you. We offer a free consultation and case evaluation. We can answer your questions and help you determine if you may have a basis to obtain workers’ compensation benefits. Our principal attorney, Jeff Helms, has more than 30 years of legal experience, and is committed to seeking the full workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to receive. He leads our firm in providing assistance to clients filing initial workers’ comp applications as well as those whose workers’ comp benefits application has been denied, and challenging denied benefits.