"My partner...and I began our careers working for insurance companies. That experience gave us unique insight into the methods those companies use to avoid paying claims."
- Will Cummings
ATLANTA, GA, September 12, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Leading Atlanta workers' compensation attorneys
Cummings & Middlebrooks want people to know that if a workplace accident aggravates a pre-existing condition or previous injury, it will likely be covered by workers' compensation insurance. Since it depends on the situation, it is essential to consult with an attorney experienced in workers' compensation law.
Precedent Set by Georgia Courts
Georgia courts have ruled that since people often come into a job with a history of injury, illness and other issues, an accident in the workplace that exacerbates a pre-existing condition can be compensable. Compensation, they have ruled, is not dependent upon the employee's condition prior to the workplace accident but for the employee's physical condition after the accident and his/her ability to work.
Why Timely, Effective Legal Consultation is Essential
Because insurance companies often use an employee's pre-existing condition or prior injury as a basis to deny workers' compensation benefits, people often do not fight for the benefits to which they are entitled. However, they should never accept an insurance company's decision without first speaking with an experienced Atlanta workers' comp attorney
to ensure their rights are protected. It is a good idea to contact an attorney as soon as possible since it could take a long time to get benefits started, especially if litigation is necessary, and to avoid statute of limitations problems.
Under state law, Atlanta workers' comp lawyers
cannot charge a fee for representing a client in a workers' compensation case unless they recover income benefits. That means clients do not pay anything unless -- and until -- they receive workers' comp benefits.
In discussing their expertise in the field of workers' compensation, Will Cummings, Partner at Cummings & Middlebrooks, notes, "My partner Tray Middlebrooks and I both began our careers working for insurance companies. That experience gave us unique insight into the methods those companies use to avoid paying claims. We can accurately anticipate their arguments and are prepared to address any defense they assert. This enables us to successfully represent our clients."
For information on the Atlanta workers' compensation attorneys
, and to schedule a free consultation, call (404) 250-3292 or visit http://www.cmlawllp.com/index.php
.About Cummings & Middlebrooks:
Cummings & Middlebrooks is a worker's compensation and personal injury law firm serving metro Atlanta and most of central and north Georgia. They specialize in helping people who have been injured at work or by the negligence of others. Their team has the experience to professionally and competently handle a wide range of personal injury cases.
For more information, visit http://www.cmlawllp.com/index.php