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 Help with Worker Compensation

Although workers’ compensation is intended to provide a streamlined path to benefits for employees injured on the job, benefits claims are frequently denied or delayed for no apparent reason. If you need help with a claim for an injury at work, contact a skilled attorney at Wells and McElwee, P.C., in Athens for a free consultation about your legal options.

Our law firm provides one-stop client services for injured workers. While we’re protecting your interests in a workers’ comp claim, we can also advise you about the possibility of a personal injury lawsuit against a defendant unrelated to your employer. If your accident is serious enough to keep you out of work for a long time, we can also handle your claim for Georgia catastrophic disability benefits, Social Security disability payments, or both.

Our goal is to help you get as much money as possible when you can’t work

We handle workers’ comp claims involving both traumatic injuries, such as broken bones, or chronic health problems, such as repetitive stress or occupational illnesses. We can help overcome such problems as the following:

  • Denied claims
  • Delayed benefits
  • Interrupted payments before you can return to work
  • Problems with access to medical tests or treatment
  • Unpaid medical bills
  • Reduced payments

Our lawyers can also help by working with your creditors to explain unpaid bills if we need to fight to get your benefits started.

At Wells and McElwee, P.C., we have long experience with the Georgia workers’ comp system and we have seen all the ways that employers and workman’s compensation insurers resist claims and squeeze benefits. We can walk you through all your options, including a negotiated lump sum settlement or mediation of contested issues.

We coordinate payments from multiple sources to maximize your benefits

In the most serious injury cases, we know how to establish your right to permanent catastrophic disability benefits under Georgia law, and we also know how to structure your claim so that it does not reduce your access to Social Security disability benefits.

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For a free consultation about the full range of your options while recovering from a workplace accident, contact us online or call us at 706-410-1442 or fill out our short form for a free consultation with an experienced Georgia Workers’ Compensation Lawyer.

Most often, we take accident claims on a contingent fee basis.  This means unless we recover a settlement or verdict for you, we will not charge a fee.  We collect no attorney fees unless we recover a settlement or verdict for you.