Atlanta Work Accident Attorney
There are many types of legal claims that stem from a workplace injury. Workers' Compensation claims are probably the most common, but certainly not the only legal claims you may have if you are injured on the job. Many times there are parties other than the direct employer that caused or contributed to the unsafe condition that caused the injury. These parties are often governed by strict federal and state regulatory schemes such as Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) regulations that are in place to ensure a safe work environment.
Types of rules and regulations required by OSHA include putting guards on moving and dangerous parts; using safety equipment such as hard hats, gloves, goggles, earplugs, harnesses and respirators; mandating that guard rails are in place to protect against falls; and limiting the permissible exposure to harmful dust and chemicals such as asbestos and other building materials. Many times, these rules and regulations are violated and the direct result is serious worker injury or death.
If you are someone in your family has suffered a serious injury or death on the job in Georgia, you are entitled to worker’s compensation benefits to cover lost income due to disability, medical expenses and rehabilitation. In addition, a thorough investigation by a qualified law firm will often uncover additional parties (other than your employer) who may be liable for you injuries.
As experienced Atlanta personal injury lawyers, we start working for you as soon as we are retained to represent you. The first course of action is to send correspondence demanding that no work place or safety record be destroyed. We then fully investigate every potential case. This includes hiring experts such as safety experts and industry veterans who work with us to prove how the accident happened and who is at fault. Among other things that our experienced accident lawyers do are: investigate all potential defendants; uncover all insurance that can pay for your damages and proactively manage your lawsuit to ensure that you receive the help you need to fully recover from your injuries caused by the accident.
Many people that are badly injured in workplace accidents suffer serious trauma-induced injuries such as brain injuries (often referred to as traumatic brain injury or TBI), closed head injuries, amputation and loss of limbs, serious back injuries, third-degree burns, other catastrophic injuries, and even wrongful death. Others suffer serious injuries or death at the workplace from being exposed to harmful chemicals such as asbestos, lead, benzene and many other building materials.
Serious injuries usually result in large amounts of damages in the form of medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, disfigurement, future medical bills, and a diminished quality of life. In addition, the spouse of an injured person is entitled to be fully compensated for their “loss of consortium” which is the loss that occurs when a spouse is injured and the other spouse loses their companionship, services, and marital relations.
If you or a family member has been injured at work, you are entitled to be fully compensated for your injuries. At Robert J. Fleming, we are experienced personal injury lawyers who work hard to get you all that you are entitled to under the law.
If you would like to discuss the facts of your case with an experienced injury lawyer, call Robert J. Fleming at (404) 525-5150 or contact us online. We are here to help.