Several types of serious injury can be caused as the result of a workplace accident. If you have been injured while on the job, hiring an attorney is experienced with Georgia Workers' Comp laws is extremely important.
Common Types of Atlanta Work Injuries
Georgia workers can experience a wide range of serious injuries, depending on the industry in which they work.
These are a few of the most common causes of injuries seen in the workplace:
- Falls: Whether you fall from a great height at a construction site or slip and fall due to wet floors, a fall can produce serious injuries such as broken bones, fractures, and even head trauma.
- Heavy lifting: Workers can experience injuries from lifting heavy objects, resulting in back and neck sprains. In addition, lifting injuries could aggravate heart conditions, potentially leading to a heart attack.
- Repetitive motions: Often seen in frequent computer users, repetitive motion injuries are known to cause carpal tunnel syndrome in the wrists; and
- Vehicle accidents: Commercial truck drivers, couriers, and delivery employees can sustain in a work-related vehicle accident. These accidents can cause broken bones, head injuries, spinal cord injuries, and internal bleeding.
If you sustained a serious injury while on the job, an attorney may be able to help you with your Georgia Workers' Comp claim.
Contacting an Atlanta Work Injury Lawyer
Don't fight a workers comp claim on your own! If you are the victim of someone else's negligence or carelessness, whether in a traffic accident or some other type of accident, you have certain rights guaranteed by law. 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 injury case - 404-842-7838.