Workers' Compensation in Georgia is intended to provide important benefits to injured workers, regardless of the type of injury suffered or how the accident occurred, provided the employee wasn't violating workplace rules at the time of the injury.
Listed below are some of the more common types of workplace injuries in Georgia:
- head and brain injuries (including the medical treatment that may be needed from a neurologist, ophthalmologist, psychiatrist, or other specialist);
- back and neck injuries (such as a spinal cord injury or a herniated disc);
- knee, ankle, and leg injuries (such as a torn ACL or a torn meniscus);
- arm, hand, and shoulder injuries (such as an amputated finger or torn rotator cuff);
- burn injuries such as chemical burns; and
- chronic pain such as back pain from heavy lifting.
These types of workplace injuries in Georgia may occur after a slip and fall accident, a scaffold accident, or from the impact of falling debris. If you have suffered from any of these injuries, or from another type of workplace injury in Georgia, you may claim benefits such as:
- your medical expenses;
- replacement income while you are unable to return to work; and
- job placement assistance, if you are unable to return to the position you held before the workplace injury.
To file a Workers' Compensation claim in Georgia, you can get the professional help of an Atlanta Workers' Compensation lawyer. If your claim has been unfairly denied an Atlanta Workers' Compensation lawyer can work with you to fight for your rights to fair compensation.
How an Atlanta Workers' Compensation Lawyer Can Help
When an employee suffers injury or illness because of their job, they are often eligible for benefits in a Workers' Compensation claim. To help you understand these rights and seek the compensation you may be eligible for to help get your life back in order, contact the Atlanta Law Offices of Sheryl L. Burke for a no-cost consultation on your Workers' Compensation case - 404-842-7838.