You work hard. Don't let a work injury derail your life.
When a worker is injured on the job or develops an illness due to workplace conditions, the injured worker is entitled to three types of benefits: medical benefits, compensation benefits, and disability benefits. That's when you need an experienced workers' compensation attorney. Attorney Matt White has been practicing in the area of workers’ comp law for over 20 years. If your loved one is killed on the job, their dependents are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.
WRONGFUL TERMINATION/RETALIATORY DISCHARGE
A commonly asked question for workers’ compensation claimants is whether they can be fired for filing a workers’ compensation claim. The answer is no! In Alabama and Georgia, an injured employee cannot be fired solely for filing a workers’ compensation claim. However, an employee can still be fired for any other “good” reason. Alabama
and Georgia are “employment at will” states. This means that an employee can be fired for any reason, “good reason, bad reason, or no reason at all.” One of the few exceptions to this rule is that the employee cannot be fired solely for filing a workers’ compensation claim. If you have been injured on-the-job, you should not be deterred from filing a workers' compensation claim simply out of fear of losing your job. Additionally, if you have been terminated after filing a workers' compensation claim, you should contact wrongful termination lawyer Matt White immediately for a free initial consultation.
CLOSURE OF MEDICAL BENEFITS
We are often approached by clients who have been contacted by their workers’ compensation carrier about closing medical benefits. Many of these clients had previous workers’ compensation cases where medical benefits were left open for life.
However, insurance companies often wish to close medical benefits. It is often advantageous for the injured worker to close medical benefits in certain circumstances. Many considerations come into play, such as the amount of the settlement, whether you are a Medicare recipient, and if so, whether a Medicare Set Aside (“MSA”) is necessary. If an MSA is required, the transaction can become quite complex, requiring a medical claims lawyer with knowledge of workers’ compensation law as well as Medicare’s rules and guidance with regard to Medicare Set Aside accounts. If you are considering closing medical benefits or have been contacted by your workers’ compensation carrier concerning closing medical benefits, contact experienced medical claims insurance lawyer Matt White immediately for a free initial consultation.
SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY
If you have a claim for Social Security Disability, you don’t yet know the series of hoops and hurdles you must jump through and over in order to obtain benefits. If you have been denied benefits, you have experienced that process and know that having a lawyer’s help can make all the difference. Let us assist you with this complicated process, whether you have not yet made a claim or have had your claim denied.
If you are injured in an automobile accident, truck wreck, or slip and fall accident, you may be entitled to a recovery. Damages include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, mental anguish and emotional distress, and possibly punitive damages. It is important to have an experienced litigator working on your case! Matt has been handling personal injury claims for 20+ years. Let Matt put his experience to work for you. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.
Workers Compensation Attorney Auburn AL
Attorney Matt White has been practicing in the area of workers’ compensation, Social Security Disability, and personal injury law for over 20 years.
He now focuses a large percentage of his practice on workers’ compensation litigation. A thorough understanding of Alabama law and the litigation process is essential for any lawyer representing clients in a workers’ compensation case, Social Security disability appeal, or personal injury claim. Attorney Matt White is licensed to represent clients in Alabama and Georgia.
What Our Clients Say
"Matt and his team put together a strong effort to get the relief I needed from my car accident injury. Don’t waste time, call Kenya and set up an appointment to see Matt! You will be glad you did."