Amputation injuries are severe and debilitating. Losing a limb or appendage can lead to expensive and ongoing medical care, extended time off of work, and reduced quality of life. Fortunately, if the accident that caused your injury happened on the job, you can seek medical treatment and wage benefits via workers’ compensation.
A Savannah amputation attorney with Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can help you pursue a claim and explore your options for seeking additional compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. Our team has decades of legal experience we can put behind protecting your rights and securing the money you need to get back on your feet.
Our Law Firm Gets Results for Injured Workers
We have fought for clients in Georgia since 2008, so we know the issues and unexpected snags that can arise when pursuing workers’ compensation and how best to resolve them. Furthermore, our workers’ comp attorneys will prepare your claims and represent you throughout the process of seeking benefits so you can focus on healing.
Our Savannah amputation lawyers can:
- Prove your injury happened on the job and your accident was a direct cause of your amputation
- Fight to ensure all your medical treatment is covered and resolve any disputes regarding your necessary care
- Aggressively pursue the most advantageous wage replacement benefits available for as long as possible
- Prevent attempts to prematurely discontinue your benefits or force you to return to work before you are fully recovered
- Defend you against claims of gross misconduct or other allegations that may disqualify you from receiving benefits
- Determine if you have grounds for a case against a third party and assist with a personal injury liability claim or lawsuit
- Represent you during a workers’ compensation appeal or advocate for you in civil court
We Have Won Multi-Million Dollar Work Accident Cases
Our firm has earned a Superb AVVO rating and an AVVO Client Choice Award. We have also achieved the Martindale Hubble AV Preeminent rating, given to attorneys with the highest professional abilities and ethical standards.
Furthermore, founding partner Seth Bader is a member of the prestigious Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, open only to lawyers who have won million-dollar-plus settlements and verdicts. Our work injury case results include the following:
- A $500,000 workers’ compensation settlement for an amputation
- A $1.9 million workers’ compensation settlement for a paralyzing injury
- A $2 million workers’ compensation settlement for a traumatic brain injury
- A $5.25 million personal injury/workers’ compensation settlement involving paralysis
The value of every case is different, and we cannot tell you what your amputation claim is worth until we know more about you, your injury, and the circumstances of your workplace accident. However, we can promise to work tirelessly to secure the benefits and compensation you deserve. We offer free consultations to get you started.
For a free legal consultation with a amputation lawyer serving Savannah, call (404) 888-8888
Our Amputation Attorneys Will Pursue Your Benefits and Available Damages
O.C.G.A. Title 34, Chapter 9 contains Georgia’s workers’ compensation laws. According to the statutes, injured workers can recover:
- Medical payments. You should not have to pay out-of-pocket for medical treatment resulting from a work injury and amputation. However, we can seek coverage for ambulance transportation and emergency treatment, surgeries, hospitalizations, prosthetic devices, mobility aids, physical therapy, prescription drugs, long-term care services, and other necessary treatment. Medical payments generally last up to 400 weeks (or until maximum recovery). However, some amputation injuries may qualify for extended or even lifetime coverage. Our lawyers can tell you more.
- Partial wages. Workers’ compensation pays a portion of your pre-injury wages. Usually, workers can receive up to two-thirds of their previous weekly wage (capped at $725 per week) for up to 400 weeks. How long you can recover your wages after an amputation depends on the affected part of the body. You can find a schedule of income benefits listed in O.C.G.A. § 34-9-263. However, amputations considered catastrophic under the law are eligible for extended wage compensation.
- Death benefits. If your loved one suffered a work injury that ultimately led to their death, you could pursue death benefits to pay for their medical treatment, funeral, and burial. In addition, the deceased’s spouse and dependent children can also receive wage replacement benefits.
You May Be Eligible for Personal Injury Compensation
You cannot sue your employer under the workers’ compensation system, but you can seek damages with a personal injury claim or lawsuit against an at-fault third party. In addition, you can recover your medical expenses and other losses not available through workers’ compensation.
Our Savannah amputation lawyers can evaluate your case to determine if you have a third-party claim. If so, we will establish that the liable party’s negligent actions caused your injury and pursue awards for:
- One hundred percent of your lost wages (not just a portion), including the value of lost health benefits, bonuses, retirement income, and other earnings
- Future lost wages and reductions to your earning capacity if you must take a lower-paying job, reduction in work hours, or leave the workforce.
- Compensation for physical pain, emotional suffering, mental anguish, and loss of enjoyment of life
- Personal property damages
- Non-economic wrongful death compensation
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Georgia Law Limits Your Time to Take Legal Action
According to the State Board of Workers’ Compensation (SBWC), Georgia employers with three or more full- or part-time employees must provide workers’ compensation insurance. Employees’ coverage starts on the first day of the job. However, to have the best chance of receiving compensation, there are some important deadlines you must meet:
- You have 30 days from the time of your accident to notify your employer of your injury
- You have one year from your accident to file a workers’ compensation claim
- You have two years from your accident or your loved one’s death to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit, according to O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33.
We can help you pursue your legal claims before time expires. For example, if your workers’ comp benefits were denied because you did not report your injury or file your claim within the deadlines, we can handle your appeal.
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Discuss Your Claim with a Savannah Amputation Lawyer Today
You do not have to navigate complex insurance claims or potential legal issues alone. Our team can stand by your side. Contact a Savannah amputation attorney from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today. We charge no upfront fees and can get you started with a free consultation.
Call or text (404) 888-8888 or complete a Free Case Evaluation form