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Workers’ Compensation – Do I Need a Lawyer?

There are several dangers to being your own workers’ compensation lawyer.  Most often, people think that they can save some money by acting as their own attorney, but there is an unforeseen trade-off.   First, the insurance company is focused on minimizing their costs and exposure.  They never have the injured worker’s best interest in mind.  In fact, the insurance company is reviewing different ways they can deny or reduce your claim value to lower their costs.  So, it is up to you to take your workers’ compensation claim seriously and represent your health and well being with the best possible outcome.  Second, it is impossible for someone who isn’t isn’t an expert Georgia Workers’ Compensation attorney to know your claim value.

Valuing Workers’ Compensation Claims

This key component to every workers’ compensation claim requires experience reviewing thousands of claims to know where there is additional exposure or unfair insurance company practices.  Finally, the settlement process is complex and often a time when injured workers representing themselves make them most mistakes.  There are a variety of landmines set by the insurance company that will either reduce your settlement value.

Do Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Retain 25% of my Settlement?

I have never seen a workers’ compensation settlement where someone without an attorney would have settled for the same amount without a lawyer.  In every case, I am confident that workers’ compensation self-representation will result in more than 25% less claim value.  In other

words, you will receive a higher claim value with a workers’ compensation attorney that will more than cover their allocation.  Also, an experienced and well known Georgia workers’ compensation lawyer will be familiar with every judge, adjuster, and claimants lawyer which helps to achieve a higher claim value.  Everyone knows that relationships have a huge impact on positive outcomes during difficult disputes.

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Georgia Workers’ Compensation Experience

Valuing workers’ compensation claims and case settlement value is a complex process that requires years of experience.  I have been practicing workers’ compensation for 15 years and specialized in Georgia workers’ compensation law for over 10 years.  There are many different factors that go into case valuation.  So, it is impossible to know how to value a claim unless you have worked in the industry.  You will not receive a fair settlement without representation.  Please call Beth Gearhart today at (404) 445-8370.   Beth listens and cares about her clients!

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I would highly recommend Beth to anyone needed a Workers Compensation Lawyer.

From the moment I called Beth, I knew I had made the right decision. She returned my initial phone call very promptly and was sensitive to my case and situation. I had an injury in Georgia, but live in New York so the case was complicated and unique. I found her to be extremely knowledgeable about Georgia Workers Compensation laws which is what I needed assistance with. I would highly recommend Beth to anyone needed a Workers Compensation Lawyer.

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Client Testimonial

From the moment I called Beth, I knew I had made the right decision. She returned my initial phone call very promptly and was sensitive to my case and situation. I had an injury in Georgia, but live in New York so the case was complicated and unique. I found her to be extremely knowledgeable about Georgia Workers Compensation laws which is what I needed assistance with. I would highly recommend Beth to anyone needed a Workers Compensation Lawyer.

Would have given her 10 stars if possible!

Highly recommend Beth for WC claims! I was ALWAYS able to talk to her when I called and she responded to my emails very quickly. She was able to get us a very fair amount and did not just tell us what we wanted to hear, she was very honest! Would have given her 10 stars if possible!

B. Atwater

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B. Atwater

Highly recommend Beth for WC claims! I was ALWAYS able to talk to her when I called and she responded to my emails very quickly. She was able to get us a very fair amount and did not just tell us what we wanted to hear, she was very honest! Would have given her 10 stars if possible!

It turned out to be the best decision I have made in a long, long time.

I got injured at work. Trying to deal with the insurance company became overwhelming mainly because I needed surgery and they would not respond to my calls or emails. I researched local attorneys and decided to choose Gearhart Law Group mainly because it was smaller, I liked the information I read and I felt I might get more individual attention. It turned out to be the best decision I have made in a long, long time. Beth Gearhart made me feel as though I were her only client. She responded to my emails immediately, every time. She explained the whole process from the beginning and everything unfolded exactly as she explained it would. The process took time but I received the surgery I needed and in the end was very surprised by the large financial settlement I received due to Ms. Gearhart’s expertise. I highly recommend Gearhart Law Group.

R. Draine

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R. Draine

I got injured at work. Trying to deal with the insurance company became overwhelming mainly because I needed surgery and they would not respond to my calls or emails. I researched local attorneys and decided to choose Gearhart Law Group mainly because it was smaller, I liked the information I read and I felt I might get more individual attention. It turned out to be the best decision I have made in a long, long time. Beth Gearhart made me feel as though I were her only client. She responded to my emails immediately, every time. She explained the whole process from the beginning and everything unfolded exactly as she explained it would. The process took time but I received the surgery I needed and in the end was very surprised by the large financial settlement I received due to Ms. Gearhart’s expertise. I highly recommend Gearhart Law Group.

Gearhart Law Group the best in GA hands down!!!

Words can’t express how thankful I am for such a superb team! From the very beginning Beth waisted no time, she executed every step of the way. I never had to worry. Gearhart Law Group made me feel like I was there most important priority and not another file you just throw away on the desk. From finding doctors and getting the best treatment possible Khristy, your a trooper thank you so much. Gearhart Law Group the best in GA hands down!!!

D. Evans

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D. Evans

Words can’t express how thankful I am for such a superb team! From the very beginning Beth waisted no time, she executed every step of the way. I never had to worry. Gearhart Law Group made me feel like I was there most important priority and not another file you just throw away on the desk. From finding doctors and getting the best treatment possible Khristy, your a trooper thank you so much. Gearhart Law Group the best in GA hands down!!!
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