Construction accidents can cause severe and catastrophic injuries. Fortunately, workers’ compensation should pay for your medical treatment and lost wages if you suffered injuries on the job.
A Savannah construction accident lawyer with Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can help with your claim. We can negotiate with an insurance company for you to receive a fair settlement for your injuries. We can also review your case and explore your options for pursuing additional compensation with a third-party lawsuit.
Our Georgia Injury Lawyers Can Recover Your Construction Accident Damages
Unlike some other law firms, Bader Scott Injury Lawyers focuses exclusively on workers’ compensation and personal injury cases. We fight hard for our clients because we genuinely care about their cases’ outcomes. We do not want to see you or your family strapped with a financial burden because your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance refuses to offer an adequate settlement.
Let us put our decades of legal experience and knowledge of the insurance and Georgia workers’ compensation system to work for you. If you or your loved one suffered injuries while on the job, our Savannah construction accident attorneys can help you pursue:
Workers’ Compensation Benefits
According to the State Board of Workers’ Compensation (SBWC), any Georgia business with three or more employees, including regular part-time workers, must provide workers’ compensation insurance. If your employer has coverage and you suffered a construction accident injury, you can seek:
- Medical expenses. Workers’ compensation pays for all authorized medical treatment resulting from your workplace injury, including emergency services, doctor’s visits, hospital stays, surgeries, rehabilitation, prescription drugs, medical equipment, and medical travel expenses. Benefits can last up to 400 weeks, though you may qualify for lifetime awards if you have a catastrophic injury.
- Partial lost wages. You can receive up to two-thirds of your pre-injury weekly wage for up to 400 weeks, not to exceed $725 per week. Exactly how much compensation you qualify for and for how long depends on the extent of your injury and if you can work in any capacity during your recovery. Again, if your injury is catastrophic, you may be eligible for lifetime wage replacement benefits. Our attorneys can tell you more and explain how much lost income you may recover.
- Death benefits. If your loved one died because of a construction accident injury, workers’ compensation provides death benefits for their medical treatment, funeral and burial expenses, and a portion of their lost wages. Qualifying recipients include the deceased’s surviving spouse, dependent children, and dependent stepchildren.
Personal Injury Compensation
Under the workers’ compensation system, you usually cannot sue your employer. However, you may have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit against a third party if their negligent, reckless, or wrongful actions led to your construction accident. Examples of potentially liable third parties include:
- A general contractor or subcontractor
- A property manager
- An equipment manufacturer or supplier
- A delivery driver or materials supplier
- A coworker
Our Savannah construction accident lawyers can review your case and determine if third-party liability exists. If so, we can help you take legal action to recover not only your medical expenses but also the total value of your lost wages and other damages not available via workers’ compensation, including awards for:
- Future lost income and lost earning capacity
- Severe and disabling injuries
- Physical pain
- Mental anguish
- Emotional suffering
- Reduced quality of life
- Personal property damages
- Household services
- Loss of a loved one’s companionship, care, counsel, and advice
For a free legal consultation with a construction accidents lawyer serving Savannah, call (404) 888-8888
We Can Pursue Your Savannah Construction Accident Case Before Deadlines Expire
You must report your on-the-job injury to your employer as soon as possible. Failure to do so within 30 days of your construction accident could cause you to lose your workers’ compensation. Once you file a claim with your employer’s insurer, they generally have 21 days to decide your benefits.
If insurance denies your claim or you disagree with your settlement amount, you have up to one year to request a hearing with the SBWC. Our Savannah workers’ compensation lawyers can represent you during this hearing and throughout the appeals process.
If you have a third-party liability claim, O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33 allows up to two years to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. We can tell you more about the deadlines related to your case and help you take action before time runs out.
We Will Protect Your Right to Compensation
You do not need to establish negligence on anyone’s part to receive workers’ compensation. Still, you must prove your injury happened on the job and that you medically qualify for benefits. However, to win compensation with a personal injury suit, you must show another party’s wrongful actions caused your injury.
Whatever your best options for financial recovery, our attorneys can assist you. Our Savannah construction accident lawyers can:
- Collect evidence, including medical records, surveillance videos, witness testimony, and expert opinions
- Identify the compensation owed to you using medical bills, pay stubs, and other proof of your losses
- Handle paperwork, deadlines, negotiations, and case-related communications, leaving you free to focus on your health and family
- Provide you with timely and frequent case updates
- Represent you at trial if necessary
We Handle Georgia Workers’ Compensation Cases on Contingency
Our firm serves most clients at no upfront cost. We work on contingency, which means our fees come from a pre-agreed percentage of your settlement or verdict. If we do not obtain benefits or secure financial awards for you, we do not get paid. You may have everything to gain and nothing to lose. Our recent case results include:
- $2 million for a workers’ compensation brain injury
- $1.9 million for a workers’ compensation claim involving paralysis
- $500,000 for a workers’ compensation case involving amputation
- $400,000 for a workers’ compensation claim involving a death
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