Why Do I Need a Workers' Compensation Attorney?

The Workers’ Compensation system in Tennessee and Georgia is supposed to provide sufficient, timely compensation for workplace injuries, covering medical bills and a portion of your lost wages. However, receiving your Workers’ Comp benefits is often a struggle against your employer and their insurance company. Workers’ Compensation claims are often denied or provide insufficient compensation, and some employers even unlawfully retaliate against employees who file Workers’ Comp claims.

To protect your rights as an injured worker and get the benefits you deserve, you need the help of an experienced Workers’ Compensation law firm like Wagner & Wagner.

HELP WITH FILING YOUR WORKER’S COMPENSATION CLAIM

If you have been injured on the job, your Workers’ Compensation benefits depend on you following the proper procedures, documenting your injury, and submitting your Workers’ Compensation claim correctly. These steps are difficult to accomplish on your own, and all too often injured workers make mistakes in their documentation and paperwork that jeopardize their rights to Workers’ Comp benefits.

The Workers’ Compensation attorneys of Wagner & Wagner spend a great deal of time helping injured workers in the Chattanooga area of Tennessee and Dalton, Georgia seek Workers’ Compensation benefits. We can help you get all your medical documentation together and work on your application to either the Tennessee Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development or the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation.

We’ll make sure that your application doesn’t contain errors that could lead to a denial of your Workers’ Comp claim. We have helped litigate thousands of Workers’ Compensation claims, and we’re ready to put our knowledge and experience to work for you.

PROTECTING YOUR RIGHTS UNDER TENNESSEE AND GEORGIA LAW

Unless you are an independent contractor, your employer is required to carry Workers’ Compensation insurance to cover workplace injury claims like yours. Unfortunately, this means that the people who initially approve or deny your Workers’ Comp claim work for a for-profit insurance company whose bottom line depends on paying out less in benefits than it receives in premiums. In other words, it is to the insurance company’s financial benefit to deny as many Workers’ Compensation claims as possible.

With the experienced, aggressive, and dedicated Workers’ Compensation attorneys of Wagner & Wagner on your side, you won’t have to face the insurance company’s intimidating lawyers on your own. We will fight for your Workers’ Comp benefits to the fullest extent of the law to make sure you get every penny you deserve. If your incident legally qualifies as a "catastrophic" injury in Tennessee, we’ll make sure you are able to seek compensation above the standard benefit cap.

The Workers’ Comp lawyers of Wagner & Wagner will also protect you from unlawful retaliation by your employer. If you have been or fear you may be penalized for filing a Workers’ Compensation claim, let us know and we will ensure that your rights as an injured worker are protected.

If you have been injured on the job, even if you have already filed your Workers’ Comp claim, please contact the experienced Chattanooga Workers’ Compensation attorneys at Wagner & Wagner today for help getting your Workers’ Comp benefits in Tennessee or Georgia.