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      Scott Pryor

      Scott is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and is listed in the top 1% of trial attorneys in the nation by the Litigator Awards. He is also a member of Super Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association—Champion Level and sits on the Communications Committee of GTLA, and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

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    • JJ Timmons
      JJ Timmons

      J. J. Timmons graduated from Mercer Law School in 2000. He spent many years thereafter doing insurance defense work in general liability and workers’ compensation for several insurance companies and a major automobile manufacturer. He eventually realized that he was working on the wrong side and has been representing plaintiffs and injured workers for the last seven years.

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    • Zahra Jacobs
      Zahra Jacobs

      Zahra has a background in Project Management and Change Management with 18 years of experience in financial services. Throughout her career Zahra has implemented large scale transformation initiatives of processes and applications keeping people at the forefront. Zahra is very driven and solutions oriented and cares about people. She is also bilingual. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with her husband, beautiful daughter, and their many pets (2 dogs, and 3 cats).

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    • Angie Hemmings
      Angie Hemmings

      Angie Hemmings joined Scott Pryor Law just last year, and has already made her mark on the Firm. Her previous employment on staff at a local church prepared Angie for her current role in client relations and marketing. Meeting prospective clients, checking in regularly with current clients, and staying in touch with former clients are what Angie is passionate about. She wants you to know that you and your family are important to her.

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    • Gilbert Abad
      Gilbert Abad

      Mr. Abad is an expert with over eighteen years of experience in the legal field, holds numerous degrees, and is bilingual. Over his career, Mr. Abad had the pleasure of training attorneys, paralegals, legal assistants, and office staff on legal issues and procedures. He has also taught Introduction to Law and Legal Research and Writing as an adjunct professor at Gwinnett College. He has served in the U.S. Army, and has served with the United Nations in Macedonia as a U.N. Peacekeeper.

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    • Kianna Lanier
      Kianna Lanier

      Having recently graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.A. in Political Science, Kianna Lanier has long term goals to pursue a career as an attorney. She first recognized her interest in law through her studies in journalism which allowed her to build proficient writing skills. From there she was able to secure multiple internships where she acquired immense knowledge in legal research.

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    • Amanda Wood
      Amanda Wood

      Amanda is a great recent addition to the Scott Pryor Law team, and is making a difference daily with her great organizational skills and tenacity.  A transplant to Georgia, she moved to Gwinnett county about six years ago with her husband, two children, and two dogs. When not at work, she enjoys reading, crafting, spending time with her family, and spoiling her new grandbaby.

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A form of insurance called workers’ compensation was created to provide wage replacement and medical benefits to those who are sidelined by an on-the-job injury. However, the system can be complicated, and sometimes an employer will cast doubt on the severity of a worker’s injuries.

If you were hurt on the job and would like help pursuing compensation while you recuperate, you may benefit from contacting an Augusta workers’ compensation lawyer. A personal injury attorney could help you navigate the process and obtain the medical care and money you need.

Workers’ Compensation Benefits

The State Board of Workers’ Compensation provides detailed information on the various types of benefits someone injured on the job in Georgia could expect to receive. These benefits include medical treatment, wage replacement, and death benefits.

Medical Treatment

A worker who is hurt on the job is entitled to all reasonable and necessary medical treatment. This includes hospital stays, surgery, doctor visits, physical rehabilitation, and prescription medication. Vocational rehab may be utilized to enable the individual to return to the workforce and begin to earn a living again. An Augusta attorney experienced in workers’ compensation could help a plaintiff seek compensation for these expenses.

Wage Replacement

Suffering an injury at work and being forced to take a leave of absence of seven or more days can entitle a plaintiff to wage replacement benefits. These benefits amount to two-thirds of the injured worker’s average weekly income capped at $575 per week.

Death Benefits

Unfortunately, work-related injuries could be fatal. In Georgia, the dependents of a worker killed on the job are eligible for death benefits, including lost wages and funeral and burial expenses.

Filing a Claim in Augusta

An injured employee is required to report the accident to their employer within 30 days. If they do not, they potentially forfeit their right to workers’ compensation benefits.

The employer must then file a form called First Report of Injury or Occupational Disease. If the employer does not, the injured Augusta employee should immediately seek help from a workers’ compensation attorney. The employee also has the option of filing a claim directly with the State Board of Workers’ Compensation – either on their own or with a lawyer.

An injured worker may also need to have their case heard by the State Board of Workers’ Compensation. There, the employee will be permitted to present evidence, such as medical expert testimony, about their injuries. An unsatisfactory ruling may be appealed, provided the appeal is filed within 20 days.

Contact an Augusta Workers’ Compensation Attorney Following a Workplace Injury

If you or a loved one was injured at work, you might qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. However, determining whether you are eligible is often easier said than done. Contact an Augusta workers’ compensation lawyer following a workplace injury to discuss your rights and options with a local legal professional. Together, you could work toward financial compensation for your injuries.

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