Workers Compensation Law

Making Insurance Companies Pay

Workers Compensation laws protect your employer, not you.

Doing the right thing is not often cost-effective. This is why many employers and workers’ compensation insurance companies are more worried about their own bottom lines than they are about injured employees. Many injured workers never get the medical benefits or replacement income they need after suffering a work injury.

It comes as a shock when employers fail to do the right thing and deny workers’ compensation claims, and it can be devastating when a workers’ compensation insurance company refuses to fully cover your injury. Will you be able to make ends meet? How will you pay for your medical bills?

What kind of injuries qualify for Worker’s Compensation? 

Is my work-related injury something I can even claim? 

Contact Todd today to find out more.

If you are hurt on the job, in almost all cases, your employer (or your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer) has to pay the medical bills for the injury and has to provide you with an income benefit until you are able to get back to work. The workers’ compensation process can be extensive and complicated. Missing deadlines can cause your claim to be invalid and keep you from receiving any benefits. The sooner you get an attorney involved, the better your chances of getting what you are entitled to get, and what you need. Todd Butler has been representing victims of work place injuries for many years and has the skills needed to fight the insurance company and get you the compensation you deserve.

If somebody hurts you, regardless of whether they did it intentionally or not, then they have to pay to fix you. It’s that simple. There shouldn’t be anything to fight about. If it’s not a serious injury, a bandaid and a couple of aspirin, you’re owed you fifty cents for the bandaid and the aspirin. It’s easy to forgive a small injury like that, even if it hurt so bad you thought you were going to cry. But what about an arm, or a leg, or an eye? What if the injury broke bones, or wrenched your back and neck so badly you might need surgery? For most people, that injury threatens their job. So if “to forgive” means to forgo, or to give up your right to collect damages (money) from the clumsy party, is it even fair to ask you to forgive? What if you have a family with an injury that puts your job on the line? Is it morally okay to forgive before you protect your family from the financial consequences?

Note, however, that before you get done pondering these important moral questions, an insurance adjuster will call to teach you cold lessons about what greed means to an immortal corporation. Most insurance adjusters, on the personal level, are decent people. In twenty years I’ve worked personally with several hundred at least, and probably more than a thousand. (I’m beginning to recognize supervisors’ names. They’ve been in this fight as long as I have.) But don’t be fooled that the insurance COMPANY is a “decent” person. It’s a “person” only by operation of a legal fiction; it’s a machine, and the adjuster’s job is to feed it coal.

We might not stop the machine, but you don’t have to take a second lick. Let us fight the machine for what you’re owed.

I’ve been at this for over twenty years now. I’ve seen a few things and I know what to do. Call me if I can help you with anything.  –KTB (229) 377-1683.

Experience in Numerous
Back & Neck Injuries

Cervical or lumbar spine injuries
Bulging or herniated disks
Spinal protrusions
Spinals Fractures
Partial or complete ligament tears
Chronic back pain caused by repetitive trauma

Don’t Pay a Dime Until You Win

Todd takes all personal injury or wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that he does not get paid anything if you do not receive the compensation you deserve. You can be assured he will work hard to get you everything you are entitled to.

Injured at Work? Don’t Wait, Act.

In most cases, if you have not reported your injury or condition to your employer within 30 days you may lose all eligibility for health benefits. If this happens, you may be responsible for paying for all of your own doctors appointments, hospital bills, rehabilitation services, and not be eligible for lost wages. Even with an attorney, it becomes almost impossible to get the benefits you deserve if you wait too long to report your injury. If you have been hurt or have developed symptoms due to a workplace condition, inform your employer. Then contact Todd Butler and get an experienced trial lawyer on your side.

Back and Spine Injuries

Back and spine injuries are among the most common and most debilitating injuries in the workplace. These injuries may be the result of unavoidable accidents, dangerous working environments, inadequate training, or faulty machinery. However, under workers’ compensation, employees are not required to prove the reason that their injury occurred, as workers’ compensation is a no-fault system that compensates injured workers without regard to negligence or fault. The process of getting access to these benefits can be complex and often confusing on top of physically being disabled and unable to work. Act quickly, and get an experienced trial lawyer to help walk you through the steps to recovery and compensation

Workers Compensation F.A.Q.

How long do I have to work to be covered by WC Insurance?
You are covered from the first day on your job. (SBWC)
How do I know if my company is covered by Workers Compensation?
Georgia law requires any business with three or more workers, including part-time workers, to have workers compensation insurance. Coverage can be verified by going to (https://sbwc.georgia.gov) and click on “How Do I Verify an employer’s insurance coverage?”. (SBWC)
When should I report an accident that happened on the job?
You should report any accident occurring on the job to your employer immediately. If you wait longer than 30 days, you may lose your benefits. (SBWC)
Who pays for the doctor?
You company’s workers compensation insurance carrier should pay for your authorized medical treatment, if the treatment is for an on-the-job injury. (SBWC)
When do I get my benefits?
How long do I have to work to be covered by WC Insurance? How do I know if my company is covered by Workers Compensation? When should I report an accident that happened on the job? Who pays for the doctor? When do I get my benefits? You are entitled to weekly income benefits if you are unable to work for more than 7 days. Your first check should be mailed to you within 21 days after the first day of missed work.. (SBWC)
Can I be compensated for loss of sight or hearing?
Yes. (SBWC)
What medical treatment will be paid?
All authorized doctor bills, hospital bills, physical therapy, prescriptions, and necessary travel expenses if the injury or illness was caused by an accident on the job.. ()
Can I be paid Social Security and Workers Compensation at the same time?
Yes, but social security benefits may be reduced. (SBWC)
Can I receive benefits if I have lost the use of a part of my body?
Yes. Benefits are based upon the extent of loss of use of a part of your body as determined by the authorized treating physician. (SBWC)

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