Suffering an injury on the job can be a devastating experience. You not only have to cope with the pain and suffering with your injury, but also have to find a way to pay for your medical care and support your family while you are out of work. This may be an intensely stressful experience, but fortunately it is not one that you have to face alone. An attorney from our firm is ready to meet with you to help you understand your options and take action toward recovering financial compensation for your injury.
Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may have several sources of available compensation which can help you offset the economic impact of your injury. Under state law, nearly all companies that employ more than four people are required to carry a workers’ compensation insurance policy to cover their employees in the event of an on-the-job accident. Provided that you sustained your injury while at work and that you were not willfully at fault for causing the accident, you should be eligible for workers’ comp benefits. In addition to workers’ comp, you might be qualified to claim benefits through Social Security disability. SSD is available for most people who have an injury or illness which makes it impossible to work for at least a year or is expected to be fatal.
Even if you are entitled to claim benefits through workers’ comp or Social Security disability, there is no guarantee that you will receive the amount you deserve – or even anything at all – without a fight. The claims process can be long, complicated and frustrating, and countless people every year see their claims wrongfully minimized or denied. You can greatly increase your chances of success in your claim by working with an attorney who knows how to get results in the system and can fight to help you receive the largest amount possible.
When you have suffered a workplace injury or have lost a loved one to an accident, one of the most important questions to ask is “Who is at fault?” Workers’ comp and SSD benefits are available regardless of who caused the accident, but if it can be proven that the accident was the result of another person’s negligence you may have grounds to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim. If another person’s careless or reckless actions caused you to be injured by falling objects, unsafe machinery, a forklift accident or a scaffolding accident, you should not be forced to pay the price.
Whereas disability benefits generally pay less than the worker’s normal wages, a personal injury claim has the potential to recover full compensation for all lost income in the present and future, as well as payment for medical care and even damages for pain, suffering and emotional distress. When you come to MCATD for a free consultation, we will take the time to review all your legal options and help you determine how much your case could be worth in a settlement or jury verdict.
There are countless attorneys throughout Georgia you could choose to represent you in your accident claim, so why should you hire a lawyer from our firm? The answer is that our attorneys have earned a solid reputation for providing clients with robust legal representation inside and outside of the courtroom. Our attorneys have achieved significant accolades such as inclusion in the Super Lawyers® list, as well as membership in the prestigious Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum® – a distinction earned by less than 1% of lawyers nationwide.