COLUMBUS WORKERS' COMP LAWYERS: RETURNING TO WORK AFTER AN INJURY
Helping You Solve Your Georgia and Alabama Workers' Compensation Problems
You may have already fought one battle to get workers' compensation payments after a workplace injury. Perhaps you thought the paperwork and legal battles were over but now you find yourself having trouble with your company or the workers' compensation insurance company about returning to work. Under Alabama's and Georgia's workers' compensation laws, you have significant rights regarding when, where and how you return to work after a job injury.
The Law Offices of Gary Bruce is an experienced and knowledgeable Columbus workers' compensation law firm — and we can help. Our lead attorney, Gary O. Bruce, has practiced law since 1986, and we have a deep understanding of Alabama's and Georgia's complicated workers' compensation claims processes, and we have compassion toward injured workers who are struggling to make ends meet because they aren't receiving fair workers' comp payments.
Our attorneys can answer your questions about return-to-work issues and workers' comp in a private and free consultation — either at our Columbus office or off-site. Call 706-596-1446 to make an appointment.
Wrongful Termination of Workers' Comp Benefits · Illegal Firing After a Job Injury
Conflicts about returning to work tend to arise in one of two ways:
- An employee gets pressure from an employer to not return to work, which can turn into an illegal termination situation if it isn't addressed early enough. If the injury was serious and the job is rigorous, the employer may have reservations about returning the employee to the position. Under workers' comp laws, the employer must continue to provide benefits for as long as the employee is disabled or fit only for light duty at a lower wage.
- An employee gets pressure from an employer to return to work before full recovery. This, too, violates Georgia workers' comp laws. An employer can put pressure on the worker by requiring frequent independent medical examinations or by terminating benefits for refusal to return to work.
In either of these cases, representation from an experienced Alabama and Georgia workers' compensation attorney can help. Our lawyers can intervene on your behalf, negotiate with the workers' compensation company and/or the employer regarding light-duty work, continuation of workers' compensation benefits or a lump-sum payout in cases of long-term or permanent disability.
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Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation. The Law Offices of Gary Bruce is located across from the Government Center in downtown Columbus. Weekend and evening appointments can be scheduled upon request.