Chemical spills, overheated machinery, exposed wires – many dangerous workplace scenarios can cause severe burns on the job. These burns can lead to potential infections, scarring, and loss of sensation.
Whether the accident was caused by a defective product, malfunctioning machinery, another person’s negligence, or your own mistake, if the incident occurred in connection to your employment, then you are most likely entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Georgia workers’ compensation law (O.C.G.A. § 34-9-200.1) define burns as “catastrophic” when they are one of the following:
Second- or third-degree burns that cover 25 percent of the body or more
Third-degree burns that cover 5 percent of the face and hands or more
You could be eligible for lifetime benefits under the state’s workers’ compensation law.
Talk to our lawyer to learn about what you could receive for your injuries. Attorney Jeff Gilbert can help ensure that you receive the full payout you need to recover from the injuries you have suffered. Do not accept a settlement or let someone tell you that your injury does not qualify for workers’ compensation without first scheduling a free case evaluation with us.
At our Atlanta law firm, we have the hardline experience and refined insight necessary to tell you the truth about your situation and to secure any benefits the insurance companies might be keeping from you. Atlanta Workers’ Compensation Attorney Jeff Gilbert has more than 30 years of experience in the field. Do not let misinformation or a greedy insurance company keep you from the full recovery you deserve and the financial security your family needs during this time.
At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Gilbert, we want to help ensure that you receive your maximum entitlement. From the date of your workplace accident, you have 30 days to report the incident to your supervisor, so it is important to act fast. Do not wait to call the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Gilbert and speak to our experienced and effective work injury lawyer. We are ready to stand in your corner and fight for the payout you deserve.