I am Georgia workers’ compensation attorney Bobby Johnson. I have represented employers and insurers in workers’ compensation claims. For the past seven years, I have represented injured workers. But before I became a lawyer, I worked several jobs where workplace injuries were a daily occurrence.
In college, I spent my school breaks and summers driving a forklift. Almost every day, a co-worker was injured on the loading docks where I worked. I went through the workers’ compensation claim process twice myself. I know the fear of reporting an injury to a supervisor. I have felt the pressure to go see the doctor my employer selected for me. I was the employee who did not know his rights when he was injured on the job. If you have been hurt at work, you have the right to medical treatment paid for by your employer. I understand the difficulties an injured worker faces and the importance of knowing your rights. Call me if you are hurt at work and need to enforce your rights.
You have the right to select your treating physician from your employers posted panel of physicians.
You have the right to income benefits if your doctor takes you out of work to heal from your injuries.
Compensation For Your Injuries
You have the right to compensation for your work injury.
If you have been hurt at work, you have the right to medical treatment paid for by your employer.