Workers compensation was initially implemented in the United States in 1908 to provide financial assistance to employees that had lost some or all of their earnings due to an injury or illness contracted at their workplace.
While the specific work injury laws vary from state to state, it’s important to note that many injured workers are eligible to receive compensation for those injuries – including any costs that are associated with their treatment. Workers compensation lawyers at our firm are ready to assist injured workers in Georgia.
Types Of High Risk Occupations
While a worker can sustain an injury or contract an illness in almost any work environment, due to the vast amounts of yearly data collected by the United States Dept of Labor and the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), there are certain industries and professions that are acknowledged as being more dangerous than others.
Understandably, many of the most serious cases arise from workers that are in heavy industry or occupations that require large amounts of manual labor.
With this in mind, some of these may include (but are not limited to):
- Law enforcement
- Medical – health care / nursing home attendants
- Transportation – truck driving
The laws governing GA workers compensation are subject to change on the 1st of July each year.
Most Common Injuries In The Workplace
With over 3 million people being injured in the workplace each year and approximately 38,000 of those injuries being registered in the state of Georgia (according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation), state laws have been created to ensure that it is the employers responsibility to provide a safe workplace environment for employees.
Despite these precautions, unfortunately accidents still occur in the workplace, some of which can be life changing for the victim and any other dependents that they may have.
Some of the most common injuries include:
|Back & Neck Injuries||Falls From Scaffolding||Occupational Diseases|
|Construction Site Accidents||Heart Attacks and Strokes||Electrocutions On The Job|
|Disability Benefit Help||Broken Bones||Burns|
These types of injuries can often be the result of mechanical failure, lax safety regulations or simply due to the negligence of other workers. However, by staying alert, workers can help to minimize their chances of incurring a work-related injury.
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Disability Benefit Payment Types
Due to the many different types of injuries that workers can sustain – including the severity of those injuries – a compensation system has been developed to help accommodate the specific needs of workers and to encourage them to return to the workplace.
Each of these benefits have been created to address the specific financial support needs of individuals depending on how severe and debilitating their injuries are.
Some of these benefit types include:
- Permanent Impairment
- Temporary Total
- Temporary Total
At the law offices of The Eichholz Law Firm, our workmans comp attorneys have detailed knowledge of the workers compensation laws here in Georgia, and genuinely understand the financial strain that many individuals and families can face due to being injured at work.
With that in mind, we offer our clients a 100% FREE case review, which provides our customers with an opportunity to submit the details of their injury to our lawyers, who will then help to determine if there are grounds to file a workers compensation lawsuit.
If so, we will also advise on the most effective way to move forward with proceedings.
Contact A Georgia Workers Compensation Lawyer Today
If you or someone that you have has been injured on the job, that injured person is entitled under Georgia law to file a workers compensation claim.
In many cases, the victim may be eligible to receive Georgia workers’ compensation benefits, including wage benefits as well as medical benefits.
At our firm, we are dedicated to helping injured workers in Georgia and are prepared to analyze your potential case and provide an honest assessment.
Our main office is located in Savannah, Georgia but we also proudly offer our services to injury victims throughout the entire United States from our offices in:
To find out how a workers compensation lawyer can help with your lawsuit, contact The Eichholz Law Firm today to speak with one of us to discuss the merits of your claim. We offer 100% free case reviews and only get paid when we win.