Back Injuries at Work
The Advocacy You Deserve in Atlanta, GA
Back injuries are all too common in workplaces. At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Gilbert, we have been able to help many Georgia workers collect deserved compensation for serious back strain suffered on the job. More than 182,200 back injuries were reported in workplaces across the nation in 2011* alone, according to data collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Whether your occupation requires heavy lifting or you have sustained repetitive strain caused by constant sitting or standing, you could be susceptible to significant wear and tear. Symptoms of a serious back injury may include:
- Sharp, stinging pain
- Dull, throbbing aches
- Intermittent pain
- Abnormal muscle tightness
- Sudden fatigue or feebleness
- Sensation of heat or inflammation
If you are experiencing the above symptoms, do not hesitate to pursue the medical help you need to regain your health. Unfortunately, under Georgia law, unless a back injury is severe and involves paraplegia or quadriplegia, it is not automatically legally catastrophic in nature (O.C.G.A. § 34-9-200.1) even though the impact to the injured person’s life clearly is so.
If your back injury occurred while you were on the job – even if it was not directly the fault of your employer or coworkers – you are most likely entitled to compensatory damages, but the level of protection you receive will in large part be dictated by your choice of lawyer.
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Whether caused by being run over by a forklift or simply lifting a box, a back injury can severely limit your vitality and ability to work. If you or someone you love has suffered spinal cord damage, fractured vertebrae, or an injury such as a slipped or herniated disc that could require serious treatment and / or surgery, talk to our Atlanta workers’ compensation attorney right away. No matter what you are being told by your boss or insurance company, do not accept a rejected application or agree to a settlement without first consulting a trusted legal professional who has the knowledge and experience to tell you the truth about the compensation you should receive. Our firm’s experienced lawyer can help you establish the full extent of your back injury, including treatment required before and after surgery. We can even help you file an appeal if you workers’ compensation claim is initially denied.
Don’t wait – call today for the fierce representation you need!
Nothing is more important than your health and quality of life. At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Gilbert, we are committed to fighting for our clients’ best interests. We understand the laws that impact you and we know how to ensure that you receive the full restitution you deserve! Whether that means negotiating with the insurance company for the largest possible settlement and all of the benefits you are entitled to or standing up in court to battle for your rights, we are prepared to do what it takes.
With more than 30 years of experience, Attorney Jeffery S. Gilbert understands how to advocate effectively for the men and women he represents. As the founder of the Alpine Adaptive Scholarship Program – which helps physically challenged individuals enjoy the sport of skiing through specialized training and equipment – Attorney Gilbert has a deep empathy and respect for the injury victims he represents. One of his major professional goals is to help every client receive the adequate compensatory funding they need to secure proper healthcare and quality of life.
Don’t let a back injury keep you and your family from achieving the secure future and quality of life you deserve! Our priority is your well-being, and we will go the extra mile to protect it every single time. You can learn more in a free case evaluation – just contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Gilbert today to talk with a caring attorney who is committed to fiercely and relentlessly standing up for his clients’ rights.
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