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Atlanta Workers' Compensation Lawyers With Over 90 Years of Combined Experience

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When someone is injured on the job, it is one of the most difficult times of their lives. You are in pain and without the ability to earn the same wages as before. One would hope that the employers and the insurance companies would have your best interests at heart but they don't. The system is hard to navigate. The insurance companies routinely deny claims, delay your access to medical treatment, fail to pay for reasonable medical care and fail to timely issue income benefits when you are unable to work. The insurance companies like to offer small settlements to manipulate you into giving up your rights for pennies on the dollar. This does not happen to our clients. Our experienced lawyers are here to break that cycle!

Our attorneys are passionate about fighting for the rights of injured workers throughout the state of Georgia. We make it our personal mission to provide personal attention to our clients along with exceptional legal services. The insurance companies have attorneys helping them make decisions to deny your claim or to limit your rights. You absolutely need a lawyer fighting for your rights as well. Do not let the insurance companies take advantage of you or your loved ones. Hire a law firm that goes above and beyond to help you with your case. We will give you direct access to your attorney team and we will fight for you.

The law office of J. Franklin Burns, P.C. is dedicated to representing injured workers. If you have been hurt in a workplace accident, our experienced Atlanta workers' compensation attorneys will skillfully lead you through the process of obtaining workers' comp benefits. J. Franklin Burns has more than 30 years of experience specifically in this area of the law. He spent the first 15 years of his career defending insurance companies against personal injury and workers' compensation claims. Since 2002, however, he has represented injured workers and has used the knowledge he gained as a defense lawyer to help his clients. In fact, all of our Atlanta workers' compensation attorneys had extensive experience defending insurance companies but now use their expertise representing injured workers. Our lawyers have 90 years of workers compensation expertise. Let us protect your case.

Insurance Companies

When our clients are injured, we want the best medical treatment possible so that they can get better and move on with their lives. Don’t think for one second that the Insurance adjuster is your friend or that the adjuster will protect you. Insurance Companies use their doctors to treat you. Insurance Companies will not look out for your medical needs. They are not representing you. Insurance Companies represent the Employer!

Are you tired of the Insurance Company playing games with your health? Here are some examples of how Insurance Companies try to hurt injured workers:

  • Delayed approval of medical treatment
  • Denial of medical treatment
  • Denial of your prescriptions
  • Late payment of your weekly checks

Did any of these examples sound like your case? If you think you do not need an attorney, you are wrong. The Insurance Companies hire lawyers to advise them on how to avoid paying you the benefits you are entitled to receive. Are your checks late? Is your physical therapy not approved weeks after it was ordered? Did the doctor recommend a surgery and now the adjuster is not returning your calls? These are the situations our clients face every day and we fight for them. We are likewise ready to fight for you! Injured workers throughout Georgia can rely on our 90 years of combined experience in workers’ compensation.

A Tactical Advantage

Because our Atlanta workers' compensation attorneys were insurance defense attorneys first, we have the advantage of knowing the other side's tactics. Our attorneys are able to use that knowledge and experience to achieve the best results possible for our clients. By using this inside knowledge and experience, we are better able to advance our clients' cases to their ultimate resolution, either through settlement or, if necessary, trial.

If you, a member of your family or a trusted friend have suffered a serious injury or death, don't let yourself be intimidated by an insurance company, an employer or a medical provider. Your health and your future are too important for you not to be represented by one of our experienced attorneys. Every day, injured people are forced into a system that is not designed to protect their rights unless they have legal representation. To get the compensation to which you are entitled by law, please contact the law office of J. Franklin Burns, P.C.

The law office of J. Franklin Burns, P.C. has a proven and lengthy track record of positive case results which has resulted in millions of dollars in compensation for our clients over the years. We are happy to provide a free initial consultation to discuss your case. Although our experienced Atlanta workers' compensation attorneys are based in the Atlanta metropolitan area, we represent injured workers throughout the entire state.

Our firm handles personal injury, workers' compensation, medical malpractice and wrongful death claims. We also represent the families of loved ones killed by the negligence of others and people who have suffered life-changing injuries that may require months, years or even a lifetime of medical treatment and rehabilitation to return to the lives they had before suffering their injuries. Many of our clients have suffered permanent injuries, for which they need and are entitled to compensation for future medical expenses, loss of earning capacity and lost enjoyment of life.

Unlike some firms, we do not seek the quick settlement of injury claims. In any injury case, reaching a quick settlement may only benefit the insurance company, and the injured person may not receive enough money to pay their medical bills, much less compensate them for everything they have lost. At the law office of J. Franklin Burns, P.C., our Atlanta workers' compensation attorneys are willing to take your case as far as it needs to go, for as long as that process takes, to help you obtain compensation. We have almost 100 years of combined practice experience obtaining justice for our clients, and we look forward to putting that experience to work for you.

A. Kimbrall
I was very well pleased with Mr. Corbally and his
co-workers. They treated me very well.
A. Blakely
You all are the best. I really do appreciate you for all of your help. I will be pleased to use your firm again if I need to. Thanks.
N. Chandler
It was a positive experience for me. I would recommend them to others. John and Alison were very pleasant to work with.
Super Lawyers

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Franklin Burns
Has been named to the list in:
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016

Georgia Workers Compensation Attorney Blog
  • Georgia's Workers' Compensation Act is meant to give employees a faster and more streamlined way to receive benefits for injuries suffered at work. However, the drawback is that there are limits on what employees can recover under the Act. In some cases, employees attempt to bring claims outside the workers' compensation system, although in many…
  • If a worker is injured and files a claim for Georgia workers' compensation benefits, the employer only has a certain amount of time to investigate the claim and contest compensability. In a recent case, an employer was barred from raising a defense that its employee was intoxicated at the time of his injury because it […]
  • According to the most recent government statistics, there were over 82,000 Georgia workplace injuries last year. That means that almost 2.7 out of every 100 Georgia employees suffer a work injury each year. This figure is roughly in line with the national rate of workplace injuries, which is 2.9 injuries per 100 workers. The most […]
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