How Were You Injured On The Job?
No matter what kind of work you do, you run at least some risk of being injured on the job. According to state data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Georgia experienced 180 workplace fatalities and more than 78,000 nonfatal workplace injuries in 2015 alone.
Not all accidents and injuries are serious enough to require medical treatment or time away from work. But when serious injuries do occur, it is important to understand your rights and options regarding workers’ compensation benefits. That’s easy to do when you contact The Law Office Of Arthur E. Snead, LLC.
I offer free initial consultations to all prospective clients throughout metro Atlanta and Macon, and I can assist you with your claim at any step in the process — from initial filing through appeals, if necessary.
Getting Hurt At Work: The Most Common Accidents And Injuries
Here are some of the most common claims workers’ compensation lawyers encounter:
- Slip, trip and fall accidents
- Falling from heights
- Repetitive stress or motion-related injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome
- Injuries caused by overexertion
- Injuries caused by walking into fixed objects
- Being struck by falling or swinging objects
- On-the-job car accidents
- Injuries related to slipping and tripping without falling (known as reaction injuries)
- Becoming entangled in machinery
- Severe back and neck trauma
- Workplace attacks and on-the-job violence
Of course, this is just a partial list. There are countless ways to be injured on the job and even more specific injuries associated with workplace accidents. Most are compensable if they occurred in the scope of employment.
Should You Hire An Attorney?
Technically speaking, you shouldn’t need an attorney for workers’ compensation claims. Unfortunately, laws and practices in Georgia continue to change for the benefit of employers and to the detriment of injured workers. Even a relatively straightforward claim can be delayed or denied due to bureaucratic problems and loopholes.
While hiring an attorney cannot ensure any outcome, working with an attorney can help eliminate many of the legal hurdles that might otherwise convince you to give up on compensation. And because all of my cases are taken on contingency, I don’t get paid unless I help you recover money. In short, hiring a lawyer is a relatively low-risk investment.