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DECATUR, GA, August 05, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- You have likely heard the phrase "workers' compensation," but you probably do not have a in-depth understanding of the complex legal nuances of the system. In a nutshell, workers' comp provides those who are injured in a workplace accident or who suffer from an occupational illness, regardless of fault, with direct monetary payments and medical benefits. When a worker is injured or killed on the job, workers' compensation benefits are available to family members. By providing workers' compensation benefits, employers are shielded from employee lawsuits for negligence.
Yet, this basic definition of workers' compensation leaves much to be desired. In a perfect world, employers would immediately recognize the validity of a legitimate workers' comp claim, make a full payout and facilitate the healing process. In reality, for many individuals, navigating the workers' compensation process is a complicated undertaking that involves insurers, claim denials, appeals, medical exams and a multilayered administrative system.
In navigating the workers' compensation system, information is key. And Georgia workers' compensation attorney Hank Barnett is working to ensure that you have the information you need by providing a revised and updated 4th edition workers' compensation booklet.
From the players involved in the workers' comp system to the types of benefits you may be entitled to, the booklet provides an accessible outline of everything you need to know to make an informed decision about pursuing a workers' compensation claim, all updated to reflect changes in the law and recent developments. The new 4th edition workers' compensation booklet is available, free of charge, to attendees of one of attorney Hank Barnett's workers' compensation presentations held at local churches, schools, union facilities and other venues.
If you have been injured in the course of employment, or if you have lost a family member to a work-related injury or illness, attending one of these free presentations can be a valuable opportunity. You can learn more about your potential eligibility for benefits, and can get help determining whether or not you need to retain an attorney. At the end of the presentation, you can take the revised 4th edition workers' compensation booklet home to use as a resource while you process your options.
To receive the new 4th edition workers' compensation booklet and get answers to your workers' comp questions, attend one of attorney Hank Barnett's presentations in your area. Alternately, you may contact The Barnett Law Firm directly for a free initial consolation and a copy of the booklet, or access the workers' compensation booklet online. If you live in Georgia and have workers' compensation questions, attorney Hank Barnett can help you.
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