Your Workers’ Compensation Personal Injury Attorney
If you’ve been injured at work at no fault of your own, let us help you recover damages for your workplace injury. Schedule a free consultation today.
Your Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Whether you work in an office, retail, or factory, workers’ compensation is there to help pay medical expenses and replace lost wages when you’ve been injured on the job. This benefit can be invaluable, as it pays for costly injuries that may keep you out of work for weeks or months, or longer.
If you are hurt on the job, your first thought might be to file a lawsuit and try to get compensation for your damages. However, under Georgia law, there is no right to sue regarding workplace injuries caused by negligence. This makes workers’ compensation often all that’s available when dealing with these types of situations.
When you need a professional and caring workers’ compensation lawyer, The McCloud Law Firm is here for you. We have been helping people recover from workplace accidents, including our commitment to justice on behalf of our client’s rights in this complex area of law.
Our No Win/No Pay Policy
While many personal injury law firms charge you by the hour, we work on a contingency fee basis. This means that we will do an initial consultation about your case and if we accept the personal injury case, you only pay us if we reach a settlement or win in court. This is our investment in you and your recovery.
How We Can Help You After a Workplace Injury
When you’ve been injured at work, legal issues are often the last thing on your mind. The McCloud Law Firm has the legal expertise and negotiating skills related to worker’s compensation claims that you need. Here’s what we can do to help:
- Provide sound legal advice
- Investigate if you can pursue additional compensation through a 3rd party claim
- Prepare your worker’s compensation claim and represent you if it’s denied or devalued
- Negotiate on your behalf for a fair settlement
When you are injured on the job, it is important to know your legal rights. The McCloud Law Firm can help with unfair treatment by an insurance company or employer after an accident at work. To schedule a free consultation, contact us today.
Damages Available After a Work-Related Accident
Regardless of fault, injured workers are generally entitled to benefits under the Workers Compensation System. However, if you were hurt due to an accident caused by another person who contributed to your work injury then additional damages may be available through a third-party claim.
Workers’ compensation benefits include the following:
Workers’ compensation will pay for reasonable medical care related to your accident. The treatment must be authorized by your employer’s insurance company.
Temporary Disability Benefits
The temporary disability benefit provides you with money to replace your wages while away from the workplace. You are entitled to two-thirds of your average weekly earnings.
Permanent Impairment Benefits
The moment you reach maximum medical improvement (MMI) or shortly before temporary total benefits expire, your doctor will determine if a permanent impairment exists. It may be due to lost function or lasting medical issues. If you are able to work with limitations, your physician will assign an impairment rating which determines how long the permanent impairment benefits last.
Third-Party Personal Injury Claim
You may be entitled to pursue a third-party claim for compensation. This includes additional damages, such as:
- Lost wages greater than the workers’ compensation caps
- Personal Losses including pain and suffering, reduced quality of life, emotional distress, etc.
- Other losses not covered by workers’ compensation
Types of Workplace Accidents
On-the-job injuries can happen at any time or place. The most common types of accidents depend on the industry. Some of the most common accidents include:
- Construction Accidents
- Warehouse and Transportation Accidents
- Manufacturing Accidents
- Retail and Service Industry Accidents
The McCloud Law Firm is here to help you explore the many benefits and damages associated with a workplace accident. We specialize in helping people who have been victims of these accidents seek justice for their losses. Your chances of success are always better with a personal injury lawyer by your side. Contact us for a free consultation today.