Amputations Resulting from Work-Related Accidents
Catastrophic Injury Attorney in Atlanta, GA
Have you lost a limb or a finger because of a serious workplace accident? Amputations in the workplace occur when an employee’s appendage is cut off while the employee is in the process of performing his or her duties or must be surgically removed due to serious injuries incurred on the job. Victims of workplace amputation injuries have the right to file for workers’ compensation.
These kinds of life-altering injuries can set you back and affect you financially, so it is important to fight for the just restitution you deserve. The workers’ compensation statute in Georgia law (O.C.G.A. § 34-9-200.1) states that the “amputation of an arm, a hand, a foot, or a leg involving the effective loss of use of that appendage” is considered a catastrophic injury. This means that – in the hands of an experienced workers’ compensation attorney – your work injury could be eligible for lifetime benefits.
Your Right to Pursue Compensation
You should be aware that there are many benefits provided by the law that your insurers will not volunteer to tell you about. For example, you may be entitled to a prosthesis in addition to a number of specialty prosthetic devices for activities like swimming, hunting, and other avocations or hobbies. Moreover, if another person was fully or partially responsible for your injury, a third-party action may be an option that allows you to obtain damages for personal injury in addition to your workers’ compensation payout. In order to take advantage of all of the benefits you are entitled to, you should retain an Atlanta workers’ compensation attorney early on in your case.
Causes of Workplace Amputation Accidents
Defective machinery and negligence in the workplace are two leading causes of on-the-job amputation injuries. If an employer fails to properly maintain heavy machinery, or if the product is poorly manufactured, an innocent victim could suffer a serious injury. In addition, injuries can occur when an employee uses the machinery incorrectly due to lack of training or supervision. In workers’ compensation cases, it does not matter if it was your fault or partially your fault – you are still entitled to compensation. If a third party that is not your employer is responsible, Attorney Jeff Gilbert can gather the evidence needed to establish negligence and liability for such an accident above and beyond your workers’ compensation so that you are able to obtain the full amount of money that you deserve.
Consult an experienced workers’ compensation attorney!
Attorney Jeffrey S. Gilbert has more than 30 years of experience – making him more than capable of maximizing your compensation after a catastrophic work injury. Attorney Gilbert works aggressively against insurance companies, never stopping until they settle for what you deserve. He is also a skilled trial lawyer and can take your case to court should such action prove necessary to secure your best interests. When it comes to your rights, our firm never backs down from a fight. Don’t miss out on any of the benefits that may be available to you! Fill out our free case evaluation to learn exactly what the Atlanta workers’ compensation lawyer from our firm can do for you. Contact us to discuss your case in detail.