Do I Qualify For Disability Benefits?
At Tillman & Associates in Atlanta, Georgia, we are dedicated to helping injured workers throughout the state secure the workers’ compensation benefits to which they are entitled under the law. If you have suffered an illness, injury or disability at work, you may have concerns about qualifying for disability benefits. We can help you understand the legal requirements, take steps to meet them and strengthen your claim for compensation.
How Do I Qualify For Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
You do not need to have a long history at your place of employment to qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. Assuming your employer is properly insured, you are covered by its workers’ compensation insurance beginning on your first day of work. That being said, you must be an employee, not an independent contractor. Independent contractors do have rights, but they may be different when it comes to these types of claims. Overall, though, your eligibility must be driven by the facts and medical evidence of your injury.
Employers with three or more employees are required to have workers’ compensation insurance. Furthermore, they must keep and make available a list of approved medical providers for workplace accidents. However, sometimes they fail to maintain that list properly. While you may feel tremendous pain and truly feel unable to perform your job, that is not always enough. Your ability to work must be restricted by a doctor. Our attorneys always review your employer’s medical provider list immediately to ensure that you can see a doctor who will fairly assess your condition.
Place Your Recovery In Capable Hands; Call For A Free Consultation
While the state gives you a year to file a claim, it is best to report your accident as soon as possible. To speak with one of our proven workers’ compensation lawyers about your case, please contact Tillman & Associates using our online form or call 877-849-5895 toll-free. Our first meeting is complimentary. We look forward to helping you protect your rights and pursue full and fair compensation.