Atlanta Workplace Injury Lawyers
Fighting for Injured Workers across All Industries
While some industries—such as construction and manufacturing—are inherently more dangerous than others, all workplaces can be hazardous for employees. Workers in all fields can and regularly do suffer serious, life-altering workplace injuries. In many cases, these injuries and the associated medical treatment are covered by workers’ compensation.
For personalized legal counsel regarding your rights, call Whiteman, Hamilton & Conklin, LLC and request a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable Atlanta workplace injury lawyers. We have over 80 years of combined experience and are committed to helping you fight for a fair recovery. We are not afraid to take your case to trial if necessary.
Call our office at (404) 800-4661 or submit an online contact form to get started with your free and confidential consultation today. Se habla español.
What is the Statute of Limitations for Workers Comp Claims in Georgia?
If you were injured on the job in the state of Georgia, you may be eligible for financial compensation. A statute of limitations is a time limit that is applied to your claim starting from the date of your accident. According to the Georgia State Board of Workers Compensation, you must file a claim within a year of the injury date, or your rights to workplace compensation are barred. As an employee in Georgia, you must notify your employer of your workplace injury within 30 days.
What are the Most Common Workplace Injuries?
Nearly any injury that occurs at work or as a result of work-related duties can be considered a workplace injury and may be covered by workers’ compensation. That being said, certain workplace injuries are more common than others.
Some examples of the top ten most common workplace injuries include:
- Back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Loss of vision
- Loss of hearing
- Broken bones
In many instances, workplace injuries are catastrophic in nature. When this is the case, victims will likely be unable to return to work, either temporarily or permanently.
Protecting Your Right to Compensation
At Whiteman, Hamilton & Conklin, LLC, we understand the impact a workplace injury can have, both on your life and the lives of your loved ones. Our Atlanta workplace injury attorneys have helped countless clients navigate the Georgia workers’ compensation system and secure the just recovery they deserved. Our team is prepared to help you at each stage of the process. If your injuries prevent you from coming to our office, we can come to you.
Schedule a free consultation with our legal team when you call (404) 800-4661.