Written by attorney Jodi Brenner Ginsberg

Why Delay in Hiring a Workers Compensation Lawyer Can Cost You Thousands

The Georgia workers’ compensation system, like most legal processes, moves slowly. The law gives your employer up to 21 days weeks to “investigate” your claim without paying you anything. If the workers’ compensation doctor is not providing good care, you might have to wait several months for a hearing about a change in the authorized physician.

Meanwhile your mortgage has to be paid, your electric bill will come due and your groceries need to be purchased. If you have no money coming in and no one from your employer or their insurance company will commit to anything, you can quickly find yourself in financial distress.

Insurance companies know that if you have no money you might be willing to consider a very low cash offer to close out your case because you need money.

As I discuss in this video, I believe strongly that calling an attorney early on in the work injury case is a good idea. Obviously, I hope that you call me but waiting to see if the workers’ compensation insurance company does the right thing is not a good strategy.

There are other benefits to involving an attorney early in your case. We may have more leverage to argue for a better doctor or for a specialist, or for diagnostic testing. If there are witnesses available, we can get them to commit to statements in support of your claim. And if the insurance company is even one day late in issuing payment, we can demand penalties and immediate payment.

===============Free Case Evaluation=============== If you or a loved one would like a case evaluation for your Georgia workers' compensation claim, please call me at 770-351-0801 or email me at

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