Nearly every worker is at risk of suffering a work injury, caused by factors like defective tools or equipment, slippery floors, repetitive use of a particular body part, exposure to dangerous substances, or poorly maintained floors or stairways. If you have suffered from on-the-job injuries and not sure what to expect after being hurt at work, contact our skilled workers’ compensation attorneys at Rechtman & Spevak today. Our law firm is located in Atlanta, and our attorneys have years of experience helping injured workers pursue the benefits they are entitled to following a workplace accident. With our knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorneys on your side, you can seek fair and timely reimbursement and protect yourself and your family from further harm.
Common Causes of GA Workplace Injuries and Illnesses
On-the-job injuries and illnesses can affect workers in virtually any industry, including construction, health care, manufacturing, and other kinds of occupations. Some common causes of work injuries in Atlanta include the following:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Heavy lifting accidents
- Falling objects
- Work truck accidents
- Falls from heights
- Defective machinery or equipment
These on-the-job accidents can be the result of an unsafe work environment, such as slippery floors or poor lighting, inadequate safety equipment like goggles or hard hats, poor employee training, inadequate supervision on the part of a manager or supervisor, or another form of workplace negligence that puts the safety of workers at risk. Check the eligibility requirements to file a workers' compensation claim in Georgia to see if you qualify for benefits.
Injuries and Illnesses Resulting from GA On-the-Job Accidents
Company owners, managers and supervisors are responsible for protecting the safety of their employees on a daily basis. Unfortunately, the prevalence of workplace injuries in GA and across the U.S. indicates that far too few safety precautions are taken to prevent on-the-job accidents and injuries. Some of the most severe injuries and illnesses that may result from workplace accidents in Georgia include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Back injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Hand and arm injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Leg and foot injuries
- Wrongful death
Unfortunately, many of these work injuries can result in chronic pain, long-term disability and costly medical bills associated with ongoing care, or possibly even death.
Pursuing Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Georgia
Workers’ compensation laws in Georgia protect employers from being sued by workers injured in workplace accidents. In return, injured workers are guaranteed compensation without having to prove negligence on the part of their employer. If you have suffered from a workplace injury in Georgia, or if you lost a loved one in an on-the-job accident, you may be entitled compensation for:
- Medical Benefits
- Temporary Partial Disability
- Temporary Total Disability
- Permanent Partial Disability
- Death Benefits
If your workplace injury was caused by a third party not employed by your employer, such as the manufacturer of defective equipment, you may be entitled to additional compensation by filing a third-party liability claim against the negligent party. Read more on the different types of compensation available to injured workers.
Contact an Atlanta Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Statistics show that accidents in the workplace occur about 1.6 million times every year. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries caused by a workplace accident in Atlanta, Marietta, Buckhead or elsewhere in Georgia, contact our experienced workers’ compensation lawyers at Rechtman & Spevak to discuss your legal options. You may be eligible for life-saving benefits, which you can pursue by filing a workers’ compensation claim with your employer’s workers’ comp insurance carrier. Unfortunately, some insurance claims adjusters are trained to deny workers’ compensation claims or offer settlements far below what injured workers are entitled to, in an effort to save the company money. With the help of our qualified workers’ comp lawyers at Rechtman & Spevak, workers injured in on-the-job injuries can protect their legal rights and pursue fair and timely reimbursement for their injuries and medical bills. Call 404-355-2688, or fill out our contact form to talk to one of our experienced Atlanta workers' compensation attorneys today.