New Georgia Workers Compensation Helpline Launches
New Georgia Workers Compensation Helpline Helps People Injured on the Job
Atlanta, Georgia (I-Newswire) June 19, 2012 - A New Georgia workers Compensation helpline helps people injured on the job. The helpline does connect injured workers with a local workers compensation lawyer but, it has an interesting slant.
The line is monitored by a medical social worker and rehabilitation counselor experienced in working with people with serious injuries.
According the Lisa Spitzer MSW who runs the helpline "Our callers are sometimes afraid to speak to a lawyer directly. They like the understanding and support we offer. Many of our callers are afraid of losing their jobs or do not even know they should get medical care immediately. We deal with some pretty serious injuries. Some of these are debilitating diseases from toxic exposure to substances like asbestos, mercury and benzene. Mesothelioma is a very serious form of lung cancer that we frequently receive calls about. These folks are very angry and frightened. They are worried about their loved ones receiving benefits and being and burden on their families. They need more then just a law office and screener".
The helpline (http://fortheinjuredworker.com) offers people the opportunity to speak to a caring professional if their loved one has died from an on the job catastrophic injury or a disease due to working with Toxic substances. They can help protect your rights under Georgia Workers Compensation law. Speak to a medical social worker who understands your loss and will offer the support and help you need.
They offered the following information:
Survivors and dependents of those who die due from an on-the-job accidents, injury or fatal disease are eligible for workers’ compensation death benefits through the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company.
A sole surviving spouse of a worker who dies in a workplace accident will receive benefits. Call our helpline at 1-877-522-2123 or visit our website at http://fortheinjuredworker.com for a workers compensation lawyer to protect your rights. There may be third party liability as well.
One of the focus points of the Workers Compensation helpline is support to families where a loved on has been severely injured by toxic substances. They frequently deal with Toxic substances causing fatal diseases. Their callers are often loved ones of people who worked in a toxic environment or with toxic substances and their was a premature death caused by this. One of the leading causes of death from toxic substances is nerve damage and cancer. Mesothelioma from asbestos is a fatal work related injury.
The Workers Compensation helpline also offers local resources to help injured workers .
If a loved one has died while working in Georgia your family has rights. Because the laws surrounding deaths while on the job are extremely complicated in Georgia. Speak with their medical social worker and an experienced helpline lawyer today by calling 1 877-522-2123 or visiting the website at http://fortheinjuredworker.com.
The Helpline covers the entire state of Georgia including the greater Atlanta area and Columbus, Augusta, Macon, Savannah, Athens, Albany, Warner Robbins, big cities as well as the small towns.
7050 W. Palmetto Park Road
Phone : 8775222123
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Published On:June 19, 2012
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