Losing a limb or body part can change your life and interfere with your ability to support yourself and your family. Fortunately, Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can help you secure workers’ compensation benefits if your injury happened on the job.
Our Norcross, GA, amputation attorneys can assist with a claim to recover your medical expenses and a portion of your lost wages. We can also look into the circumstances of your workplace accident and determine if a liable third party may be responsible for pain and suffering compensation and other damages.
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers Handles All Types of Workplace Accidents
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers has advocated for injured Georgians since 2008. We have handled many cases involving workplace accidents, including those resulting in severe and disabling amputation injuries. We know the issues that can arise when seeking workers’ compensation, and we are here to help you navigate the process and achieve the most successful outcome possible.
Our lawyers will file your workers’ compensation claims and investigate your accident to determine if a negligent third party may be liable. We assist with workplace injury cases involving:
- Heavy machinery (i.e., forklifts, trash compactors, power presses)
- Power tools (i.e., band saws, drill presses, food slicers)
- Hand tools
- Slip and falls
- Construction accidents
- Work-related motor vehicle accidents
- Falls from heights
- Electrocution accidents
- Mining/excavation accidents
- Struck by/against or caught/between accidents
- Industrial accidents
Our Focus Is On Client Service
We believe quality representation is as much about client services as it is about getting results. When you trust your lawyer, you can be open and honest, allowing us to advocate for you more effectively.
Our firm has won multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts for the injured and built a reputation for professional, compassionate attorney/client relations. We know communication is a two-way street, and our Norcross amputation lawyers will be available to take your calls, answer your questions, provide updates, and consult you regarding important decisions.
Hear What Others Have to Say
Our commitment to services is evidenced by our positive client testimonials:
“Bader Scott Injury Lawyers helped me by making the process painless. They were friendly, it was easy, and they helped walk me through it. They didn’t make me feel like I was doing anything wrong. Right away, they made me feel comfortable about wanting to receive the due compensation and the necessary medical help I needed, which was very comforting to me.” – Antonio
For a free legal consultation with a amputation lawyer serving Norcross, call (404) 888-8888
What Benefits Can You Receive for an Amputation Injury?
According to the State Board of Workers’ Compensation (SBWC), employers in Georgia with more than three employees (including part-time workers) must carry workers’ compensation insurance. Your coverage starts on your first day of employment.
Covered workers can pursue medical benefits for all past and future medical care related to their workplace accident and amputation injury, including:
- Transportation by ambulance
- Emergency department treatment
- Surgeries and follow-up procedures
- Prescription drugs
- Prosthetics and mobility aids
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Long-term nursing services
- Medical travel expenses
Workers’ compensation also pays two-thirds of your pre-injury weekly wages. How long you can receive payments for an amputation depends on the schedule of benefits outlined in O.C.G.A. § 34-9-263.
Accident victims who sustained a catastrophic injury or suffered multiple amputations may qualify for lifetime wage replacement benefits. In addition, those who cannot return to their previous job because of their amputation may also receive vocational training and employment services through the SBWC.
You have 30 days from your accident to report your job-related injury to your employer. Additionally, the SBWC requires that you file your workers’ compensation claim within one year of your accident. Our attorneys can help you meet these deadlines before time runs out, which could bar you from seeking awards.
We Can Help With Denied Claims
Engaging legal representation early can help you avoid problems that may arise with your claim and disqualify you from receiving adequate benefits, such as:
- Disputes about your ability to return to work
- Allegations that your misconduct caused your accident
- Issues regarding your medical treatments or covered care
- Disparities between your wage benefits and pre-injury wages
- Attempts to discontinue benefits prematurely
If you have any of these issues, our Norcross amputation attorneys can work to resolve them so you can turn your time and energy toward healing. In addition, if you have already submitted a claim and received a denial, we will prepare your appeal and represent you throughout the process.
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When Can You Sue for An Amputation Injury?
You usually cannot sue your employer under the workers’ compensation system. However, you can take action against a liable third party, such as an equipment manufacturer or general contractor. A liability insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit against an at-fault party allows you to recover your medical expenses and:
- Lost income, including the full value of your pre-injury wages (not just a percentage), lost tips, bonuses, benefits, and other earnings, and loss of your future earning capacity
- Noneconomic compensation, including awards for severe physical injuries, physical pain, loss of mobility, emotional and mental anguish, and reduced quality of life
- Miscellaneous damages, including personal property damages, household services, the cost of modifying your home or vehicle to accommodate your injuries, and any other out-of-pocket expenses
You do not have to prove negligence to secure workers’ compensation benefits, but you will have to show another party behaved negligently or wrongfully to win personal injury damages. Our lawyers can collect evidence, build your case, and negotiate for fair recovery for your losses.
Keep in mind that you have two years to pursue a lawsuit under O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33. We can help you get started before time runs out.
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