Back and neck injuries can impact your home life and ability to work in many ways. If you or a loved one were hurt while at work, our Carrollton back and neck injuries lawyer can help you determine if you can pursue workers’ compensation and explain your legal options at no cost.
If you already submitted a claim with your employer and your benefits were denied, we will help you file an appeal and protect your right to compensation. We provide everything you need to build and pursue your case. Additionally, our no-fee guarantee means you owe us nothing unless we recover a favorable settlement or verdict for you.
We Fight for the Compensation You Need to Make Things Right
Many factors determine how much your settlement could be worth, which relates directly to your unique circumstances. However, some of the most common factors we take into account when assessing the value of a personal injury claim include the following:
The Type and Severity of Your Injuries and Whether or Not You Have Any Pre-Existing Injuries or Conditions
Accidents that affect a previous injury can also affect the damages awarded. We must provide medical evidence to prove your injuries – especially if your employer is disputing fault or blaming your injuries on a prior health condition. Detailed information about your injuries is important to show how long your recovery will take and what the impact of your injuries could have on your ability to work in the future.
Availability of Evidence
Evidence is crucial to proving your financial damages. For example, if your injuries were caused by someone other than your employer such as a third-party contractor or property owner, we work with you to gather evidence such as witness statements or expert testimony required to prove your case.
For workers’ compensation cases, we help you to avoid common mistakes which could cause unnecessary delays or result in a denial. By organizing the evidence required to back up your claim and ensuring all forms are accurately completed and submitted on time, we take the stress out of the application process. If your claim was denied, we will help you appeal the decision.
The Financial Losses You Have Suffered to Date
Losses such as time missed from work, medical expenses, treatment costs, and your vehicle being written off or damaged in the event of an auto accident, will be added to your past payments. We take the time to thoroughly review your expenses to date, which we add to your financial report.
Future Losses Should be Included in the Damages You Are Awarded
We also evaluate the future impact of your injuries on your finances. For example, back and neck injuries can affect an accident victim’s mobility, altering their employment and other work-related benefits. Further, adaptations may be required in the home or vehicle to accommodate ongoing care needs.
If you are filing a personal injury lawsuit, we also assess your financial damages related to physical discomfort and emotional distress (known as pain and suffering damages in legal terms). These additional damages are not available under the workers’ compensation system.
For a free legal consultation with a back and neck injuries lawyer serving Carrollton, call (404) 888-8888
We Handle Every Aspect of Your Case So that You Can Focus on Your Recovery
To support our clients, we provide full-service support, meaning we take care of everything you need to build and pursue your workers’ compensation claim or personal injury lawsuit. This way, you can focus on your recovery without worrying about dealing with a complex legal case alone. What this means in practical terms can include:
- Arranging independent medical assessments
- Answering your questions promptly and providing regular case updates
- Helping you to file a workers’ compensation claim or appeal a decision
- Gathering and organizing the relevant evidence required to support your case
- Identifying liable parties and managing all communications with them on your behalf
- Assessing how much your injuries and other related damages are worth
- Negotiating for an appropriate settlement and reviewing settlement offers
- Representing you in court when required
Our Carrollton back and neck injuries lawyer represents clients in a wide variety of injury claims involving:
Auto accidents commonly cause neck and back injuries due to the body’s reaction to the collision’s impact. Seeking medical treatment immediately after an accident is essential to diagnose and treat your injuries properly. Common injuries include whiplash, spinal injuries, herniated discs, lumbar sprains, thoracic spine injuries, and spinal stenosis.
Having the nature and severity of your injuries medically assessed will also help from a legal or insurance standpoint. Medical reports play an essential role when we build your claim, along with proving the other driver was negligent in some way, which could stem from the following:
- Distracted driving, such as using a smartphone or texting behind the wheel
- Driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol
- Drowsy driving
- Ignoring traffic controls, signs, or signals
- Speeding and other types of reckless driving
Back and neck injuries are common in the workplace, especially in professions relating to construction, health care, manual labor, warehouse and distribution, assembly line, and delivery work. However, regardless of where you work, if your occupation has caused or contributed to a back or neck injury, we can help you claim workers’ compensation benefits.
If the accident was caused by a third party other than your employer, it might be necessary to file a personal injury lawsuit and recover financial damages. Again, we can help with this.
Other common causes of back and neck injuries include slip and fall accidents at work or in public places, nursing home abuse, and sports injuries. If you were injured at work or due to the negligence of another party and have questions about claiming compensation, contact our back and neck injuries attorneys. We are here to help.
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How Long do I Have to File My Personal Injury Case in Carrolton?
Per O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33, injured parties typically have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit or wrongful death action. Strict deadlines also apply to workers’ compensation claims and during the appeals process. Initiating legal action sooner rather than later can be beneficial. We can begin to obtain, preserve, and organize the evidence required to prove your case before it is lost, forgotten, or destroyed.
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Award-Winning Back and Neck Injury Lawyers Fighting in Your Corner
At Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, your needs come first. We want to help you reclaim your life after you were injured at work by fighting for the compensation you and your family deserve. With our sole focus on personal injury and workers’ compensation law, we are proud of our long-standing track record of success and the positive effects our results have had on the lives of our clients. We want to help you, too.
Contact our Carrollton back and neck injuries lawyer to talk about what happened in confidence today and learn more about your legal options to file a workers’ compensation claim or personal injury lawsuit.
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