Having represented hundreds of injured workers in Atlanta and across the great state of Georgia, Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Coalition Atlanta has the experience and technical expertise required to win compensation for your compensable work injuries in Kennesaw.
Almost any type of injury that is sustained during the course of work or employment is compensable under the Workers Compensation Act. However, an injured worker or employee has to meet the burden of proof or threshold needed to satisfy the test for a compensable injury. And that’s where we come in. We take up Kennesaw Workers Compensation claims and personal injury lawsuits and we win!
Contact Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Coalition Atlanta today if you have suffered compensable work injuries in Kennesaw or during the course of your employment in Kennesaw.
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What are Some Common Work Injuries in Kennesaw?
Here are some of the most common compensable work injuries in Kennesaw covered by workers’ compensation in Georgia.
1. Spinal Cord, Back, and Neck Injuries
Spinal cord, back, and neck injuries are some of the most common injuries sustained in workplaces that involve manual labor. These injuries can range from minor strains to severe spinal injuries that need surgical intervention.
Sometimes, surgery is not sufficient to alleviate the inflammation, pain, and immobility that often occur as a result of back, spinal cord, and neck injuries.
Common back and neck injuries that we come across include:
Spinal Cord Injuries – A damaged spinal cord is a serious injury that can lead to pain, inflammation, numbness, difficulty in walking, loss of bowel and bladders, and in some cases – complete paralysis. A spinal cord injury can make it extremely difficult to earn a living.
Some workers need spinal fusion surgery to remedy the injury and the accompanying complications.
Herniated Discs – A herniated disc, also referred to as a bulging disc can cause fluid leakage, pain, and inflammation. This condition may require surgery to remedy and the relevant course of treatment may require you to stay out of work for an extended duration of time.
Fractured Vertebra – A broken or fractured vertebrae can cause extreme pain that makes it difficult to move completely. This is a severe injury that can put you out of work for many weeks.
Acceleration or aggravation of degenerative disc disease in the cervical or lumbar spine.
Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Coalition Atlanta has successfully litigated and won six-figure settlements for workers who have sustained spinal cord, back, and neck injuries as a result of their employment.
2. Foot and Ankle Injuries
Another common category of injuries Kennesaw workers face is foot and ankle injuries.
This type of injury is common among construction workers, nurses, and other workers who spend a lot of time on their feet or have to walk around due to the nature of the job which puts them at additional risk of sustaining ankle and foot injuries.
We have litigated cases involving Achilles tendon injuries, hammer toe, calcaneal bursitis, plantar fasciosis, posterior tendinosis, tibialis, metatarsal joint injuries, tarsal tunnel syndrome, dislocated and fractured ankles.
A fracture, strain or sprain, or any other form of injury to your ankle or foot may limit you to desk or clerical work for many years. We can help you get the compensation you deserve from your employer.
3. Amputation (Loss of Limb)
A car accident or industrial accident can lead to amputation or loss of a limb. This type of injury is severe and can have a permanent impact on your life and ability to work for the rest of your life.
Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Coalition Atlanta has handled amputation cases where workers lose a foot, arm, leg, finger(s), toe(s), or hand that became stuck in a machine or was crushed by a heavy object during the course of work.
It is good to note that loss of limb injuries can occur in any kind of workplace, however, industrial workers, factory employees, and construction workers are often the victims.
On top of inflicting a lot of physical and emotional pain, as well as permanent restrictions, amputation injuries also incur huge medical bills. As a result of this, we always strive at getting the largest payable compensation amount possible for our clients.
You may suffer from a form of arthritis or degenerative illness especially if you have sustained an injury at work due to engaging in a physically demanding job.
In Georgia, your employer and their insurance provider are liable to pay your workers’ compensation benefits if your work accelerates, exacerbates, or aggravates your arthritis or any other kind of pre-existing degenerative condition.
There is a high probability that the insurance provider will raise your pre-existing condition as a defense to your claim. However, with good lawyers and a proper litigation strategy, you can overcome any barrier that is put up to prevent you from enjoying Kennesaw workers’ compensation benefits.
Cancer is an increasingly common disease that can be considered as an injury if it is caused by exposure to certain elements or conditions during the course of your work. Paramedics, firefighters, law enforcement officers, and medical/lab personnel as some of the workers who are at high risk of developing various forms of cancer due to the nature of their work.
Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Coalition Atlanta begins by presuming that your cancer was indeed caused by your work unless your employer or their insurance company proves this to be false. If proven, this is considered compensable work injuries in Kennesaw.
6. Burns, Scars, Disfigurement
Exposure to toxic chemicals, fires, and explosions can cause burns that lead to scars and permanent disfigurement. A burn can also cause damage to the bone and muscles resulting in pain and limited ability to use the affected body part. Treating burns and scars may require the use of plastic surgery which is quite expensive.
If a workplace burn injury has resulted in scarring or disfigurement, or have any of the above compensable work injuries in Kennesaw contact Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Coalition Atlanta today to get permanent disability benefits.
What Types of Compensable Work Injuries in Kennesaw Can You Claim?
We can help you claim compensation for compensable work injuries in Kennesaw, physical injury, emotional and psychological injury, medical bills, loss of earnings as well as future earnings.
How Long Do You Have To File A Claim?
Under the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Act, you have one year from the date of your accident to file a Notice of Claim. However, if your employer has provided medical treatment as a result of your job injury or if you are able to continue working following your injury, this deadline is extended.
Call a workers’ compensation lawyer today for help with filing for your compensable work injuries in Kennesaw.
Contact Us For Help With Compensable Work Injuries in Kennesaw
Call us today to learn more about other types of work and personal injuries that we litigate on behalf of workers in Kennesaw.
You don’t need to worry about how you will pay us. We work on a contingency basis so you don’t pay us until we get you the benefits you are seeking. Set up a free case review today with our expert workers’ compensation lawyers.