On-the-job injuries are as diverse as the workplaces in which they occur. Not all injuries occur in an industrial setting or by way of an accident or single traumatic event. In fact, an increasing percentage of on-the-job injuries occur over time through repetitive movements or long-term exposure to certain conditions.
Sometimes, these injuries can be difficult to prove. If you wish to maximize your benefits or if your employer denies you benefits for your on-the-job injury or condition, I, Gary M. Kazin, may be able to help. Many Atlanta workers' compensation attorneys recognize me as a leader in the field.
Questions about types of workplace injuries? I am a Decatur, Georgia, lawyer helping clients with all types of workplace injury claims.
I provide Georgia workers' compensation claims services for workers injured on the job in the Atlanta metro area and communities throughout Georgia. Call 866-397-5116 or use the contact form to request a free consultation with an experienced Georgia workers' compensation attorney right away.
A catastrophic injury such as paralysis, traumatic brain injury or loss of limb will have a lifetime impact on the worker and family members. We will handle every detail of your claim to help you obtain the full extent of medical treatment and disability wage benefits to which you are entitled. If you suffered a permanent disability, we can even help you receive a lump-sum payment for the total amount of money you would receive over your lifetime of workers' compensation benefits.
Physical injuries can also cause psychological disorders such as depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Chronic pain syndromes can also be caused by work-related injuries.
Muscle and joint injuries can occur on the job over time or through a single traumatic episode. While an injury such as a broken bone or torn ligament easily shows up on medical tests, the existence of other soft tissue injuries may be difficult to prove. Some employers or insurance carriers may take this opportunity to deny you benefits despite your discomfort and pain. When this happens, it may take expert medical evidence to get the benefits you deserve.
Repetitive Stress Injuries
Repetitive stress injuries such as carpal tunnel or tendinitis are more common in an office work environment, but can also occur in an industrial setting. Normally these injuries develop in workers who engage in repetitive movements such as typing or packing throughout the majority of their workdays. Because these injuries do not stem from an identifiable incident, they can sometimes be difficult to prove. As a seasoned Georgia workers' compensation attorney, however, I have the knowledge and resources to establish the existence of these injuries and get you fair compensation.
Traumatic head injuries often carry consequences that are not immediately apparent. Even if diagnosed and treated, these injuries can get worse over time and manifest in unexpected ways down the road. When additional symptoms develop, it can be difficult to tie those symptoms to the original head injury. That is why it is important to consult a skilled workers' compensation attorney following an on-the-job head injury. A lawyer can ensure that you receive the benefits to which you are entitled by law and can fully document your injury in case complications arise later.
Occupational diseases are conditions caused by long-term exposure to certain environmental hazards. Among more common occupational diseases are respiratory conditions caused by particulates or other air contamination in the work environment. Some examples include asbestosis and mesothelioma. These conditions are such a common problem that Georgia workers' compensation laws address them specifically.
Let Me Fight For You
I dedicate my legal practice to fighting on behalf of injured workers in Georgia. If you are injured on the job, contact my offices in Decatur and Atlanta today for assistance, either by phone at 404-913-8978, toll free at 866-397-5116 or online. I look forward to discussing your case with you during a free initial consultation.
You will not pay attorneys' fees if my law firm cannot help you obtain Georgia workers' compensation benefits.