Atlanta Workers' Compensation Attorney
The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Gilbert Can Fight for You
Our firm understands how a workplace injury can turn your life upside down. You should be able to focus on your recovery - not on your medical bills. Georgia law requires almost every employer in the state to have workers' compensation insurance, so if you were injured in a workplace accident, then you have the right to file for those benefits. You need to be aware, however, that insurance companies are most interested in making the smallest payout possible, not informing you of all of the benefits to which you may be entitled. That is why you need to hire a strong workers' compensation attorney to help you maximize your recovery. At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Gilbert, we fight for the highest compensation possible on behalf of our clients who have suffered
catastrophic work injuries.
In his 30 years as an Atlanta workers' compensation attorney, Jeff Gilbert has built up a reputation of success, working each case relentlessly until it becomes so big that the insurance company is begging to settle. He does this so that the men and women he represents are in a position to receive the full package of benefits available to them rather than just the bare minimum. We strive to understand what you are going through and to walk you through the legal process ahead, staying beside you every step of the way and offering the compassionate and respectful support you deserve. Attorney Gilbert stands out in the industry for his consistent ability to settle workers' compensation cases and personal injury claims to his clients' advantage.
Why We Do What We Do
Attorney Jeff Gilbert is the founder of the Alpine Adaptive Scholarship Program (AASP), a charitable group that helps physically challenged individuals rediscover or learn the joy of skiing with modified equipment and special training. As evidenced through his work with this organization and other forms of community involvement, Attorney Gilbert has a deep empathy for people who experience catastrophic injury and profound disability. He has an enduring respect for the courage of the injury clients he represents who wake up every day to the harsh reality of physical limitations. His considerable work outside of his practice helping to restore people's high quality of life is a cornerstone for his law practice wherein he obtains the monetary resources necessary to do so.
When we take on a new case, we do not see it as just a job or a new stack of paperwork. At our firm, we treat each case with respect and priority, often developing lifelong friendships with our clients along the way. As an avid motorcycle racer, skier, and dedicated lawyer, Attorney Gilbert draws from his combined life experience and professional background to serve his community by helping people achieve the desired results for their legal matters.
Aggressive & Informed Advocacy for Your Workers' Compensation Case
Georgia law defines catastrophic workplace injuries in O.C.G.A. § 34-9-200.1. Attorney Gilbert can fight to prove that your injuries meet these requirements so you receive the adequate payment you deserve. According to the state workers' compensation law, injuries that may be classified as catastrophic include
spinal cord injuries,
blindness and eye injuries,
burn injuries, and
traumatic brain injuries. If you have been told that your severe injury is not eligible for catastrophic injury benefits,
beware. Attorney Gilbert has been able to prove that many injuries not originally considered catastrophic - including surgical or potentially surgical back injuries,
reflex sympathetic dystrophy (complex regional pain syndrome), and
post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from work injuries - are in fact serious and life-altering enough to warrant lifetime benefits.
In his skilled hands, your case could pull in more than you ever dreamed. Additionally, in some cases, you could be eligible for both workers' compensation and personal injury damages. Contact our office to learn more about our experience with third-party actions, such as cases pertaining to riding in a company vehicle and being hit by another car or truck or being injured on the factory floor because of a defective machine or tool manufactured by another company.
Attorney Gilbert's proven skills in negotiation and litigation, coupled with a thorough understanding of Georgia workers' compensation law, make him a force to be reckoned with. For example, he understands how to avoid the impact of recent changes in the law that could limit the duration of your compensation and medical pay to no more than 350 to 400 weeks. Mr. Gilbert has helped many of his clients obtain lifetime benefits. He has recovered many million-dollar compensatory payouts for injured workers he has represented in Georgia and he brings this experience and perspective to every new case he accepts.
Personal Injury Practice with More Than 30 Years of Experience
If you or someone close to you was hurt or killed because of another individual's negligence, call our firm for the prioritization and tenacious advocacy your case deserves. At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Gilbert, we have handled many personal injury and wrongful death claims for clients in Atlanta. We are prepared to fight for the damages you are entitled to, including lost wages, funeral expenses, pain and suffering, loss of income, and medical bills, among others.
Our Atlanta personal injury attorney has experience in a wide variety of cases, including motorcycle accidents,
truck accidents, and
car accidents. We understand that no amount of money can redeem the pain you have experienced - yet we believe that you should not be forced to experience financial hardship because of another person's wrongdoing. Our personal injury law firm is dedicated to helping clients like you recover deserved compensation so that you are free to move on with your life and begin the process of recovery.
Maximizing Recoveries for Georgia Injury Victims
Attorney Gilbert is not an attorney for Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) claims but he can ensure that your case is appropriately addressed and refer you to an attorney or non-attorney SSDI representative with the ability to effectively handle your claim. We want you to be confident in the knowledge that your best interests are our first priority. For this reason, we never take a referral fee from other attorneys when we recommend them.
Whether you were injured in the workplace, on public property, or at home, contact our Atlanta law firm today to learn how the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Gilbert is prepared to maximize your recovery and advocate effectively for you. When it comes to justice for our clients, we never back down from a fight. We understand the laws that impact your situation and we are prepared to help by offering honest, credible representation. Call us or use our convenient online form to set up a
free case consultation in order to learn more about pursuing the reimbursement you deserve.