If your workers compensation claim is denied a hearing can be requested on your behalf to seek workers compensation benefits. After the hearing request is submitted, a calendar date will be set within a couple months for a judge to hear the case. Often the first hearing will be reset to allow time for discovery and any depositions needed for the trial. Georgia workers comp cases are heard by an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) instead of a jury. After the trial the attorneys from each side are required to submit a brief making their arguments in writing to the judge. The judge will then issue a ruling. This is usually a lengthy process and could take many months and even years. A good attorney like the attorneys at ReisLaw can usually expedite the process and even get benefits for you instead of having to go to a hearing.
call 404.876.4200 today or contact ReisLaw, the leading Workers’ Compensation Firm in Atlanta. Our consultations are absolutely free. We will help you fully understand your rights in this situation. Our attorneys have specialized training in the fields of Workers’ Compensation as well as Personal Injuries.