Every day you go to work just counting the days until the weekend. The last thing on your mind is getting an injury.

You do your job carefully, follow all the safety rules. You couldn't have imagined that your day would end with a visit to the emergency room. But accidents happen. And when they do, most people assume their employer will take care of them. Sometimes they do. But if your company has denied your workers' comp claim, you need a work injury lawyer from David B. Groff, P.C.

The most important thing to remember if you're hurt at work is to report your accident to your manager immediately. It is human resources' responsibility to contact the workers' compensation insurance company to report your injury.

If something goes wrong in this process, dial 770-736-0000 ASAP to speak with a work injury lawyer in Snellville, Georgia.

Do you qualify for workers' compensation?

Can a workers' compensation lawyer help you? While most workers are covered by workers' compensation, there are several exceptions, including...

  • Agricultural workers: Georgia law excludes farmworkers from workers' comp benefits. Your workers' compensation attorney can't do anything to change this.
  • Domestic servants: If you are a maid or nanny, you probably won't qualify for workers' comp benefits.
  • Railroad employees: Because they aren't required to contribute to workers' comp insurance, they don't receive workers' comp benefits.
  • Independent contractors: Independent contractors are not considered employees, as they technically work for themselves.
  • Federal government employees: Because federal employees are paid by the government, not the state, they aren't covered under their state's workers' compensation insurance.
  • Employees of companies with three or fewer employees: Smaller companies aren't required to carry workers' compensation insurance.

If you fall into these categories, even the most skilled workers' compensation lawyer won't be able to help you get workers' comp benefits. You may be able file for disability. You can also discuss your case with a personal injury lawyer at our Snellville, GA office.