Workers’ Compensation

Skilled attorney protecting Georgia workers
When you are injured or become ill at your workplace or a work-related activity, regardless of whether the injury or illness occurred in connection with your  job, you may be eligible for workers compensation. You are entitled to workers compensation benefits even in the absence of your employer’s fault or negligence.

Attorney Luanne Bryant Smith has helped workers get fair compensation for injuries and illnesses sustained in the workplace. I help workers obtain coverage for their workers compensation claims, including:

  • Compensation for permanent disability
  • Dependants’ recovery for worker’s death
  • Lost wages or salary
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Retraining costs

Waiving workers compensation

Accepting workers compensation limits your rights to other remedies against a negligent employer. A personal injury claim can include compensation for general damages and pain and suffering, whereas a workers compensation claim cannot. I am skilled at analyzing whether you should waive your workers compensation claim and seek recovery for negligence in civil court, and if you should also pursue a negligent third party.

Appealing workers compensation decisions

If your workers compensation claim is denied, you have a limited time to appeal the decision. I can help you successfully maneuver through the complex bureaucratic process of appealing to the Georgia workers compensation board.

Contact an experienced workers’ compensation attorney in Georgia today.

Luanne Bryant Smith, PC provides assistance to workers in and around Valdosta who are filing
workers compensation claims or appealing workers compensation denials. To
consult with an experienced workers compensation attorney, call Luanne Bryant Smith, PC at 229-469-5097 or contact me online to schedule your free initial consultation.