Ty Wilson Law Podcast
Ty Wilson Law Podcast
#149 Georgia Workers' Compensation Lawyer - Can I Handle My Work Injury Claim Without An Attorney?

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Hello, my name is Ty Wilson. I'm a Georgia workers compensation attorney, practicing law in the state of Georgia. And our video topic for today is, “Can I handle my work injury claim on my own without an attorney?” And the short answer is yes. 

However, I would warn you that there are certain mistakes that are made early on in the claim that could prove detrimental to your claim. What do I mean? Well in selecting the doctor, do you know if that employer has what is called a valid posted Panel of Physicians? How do you know? These are some of the things that a work injury lawyer can help you with. 

If you've been taken out of work and now the employer says, “We have work for you”. Should you go back? I would say that you need to speak with a Georgia Workers Compensation Attorney before you make that fatal error as it could have a detrimental impact on your claim. And the bigger question is, “To what extent are your injuries?”. 

If they're minor injuries and you're getting back to work. Absolutely, you can handle this claim on your own. However, if you're kidding yourself and you're hurt seriously and you're not going to be able to return back to the heavy work that you were doing. You need to reach out to a Georgia workers compensation attorney. You need to Speak to him. Get an understanding of what you're entitled to under workers comp. It's not the same as a personal injury case. And ask questions. Then determine, “Is it in your best interest to obtain an attorney?” And if so, “Why?” “Have that attorney explained it to you?” 

We try to explain that in every consultation that we have. Our consultations are free, most of them are. And so you can speak with several workers compensation attorneys. And get their idea on what they would do in your case where you're at. Is it something that they wish to take on? Some attorneys won't take on minor injuries. Some attorneys won't take on hand injuries only. Some attorneys won't take on hernia injuries. 

The’re a whole bunch of different types of ways that you can get hurt in the workers compensation world. And so reach out, speak to them and you have to have a comfort level with whoever you're seeking representation from. You want to make sure that somebody you feel like you can contact. Somebody that's going to be doing everything they can to help you. And to be more importantly communicating with you. We hope this information has been helpful and we'll see you on the next video. 

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