Workers’ Comp Lawyers: Catastrophic Injury
If you have suffered a catastrophic injury at work, it is extremely important that you receive all of the Workers’ Compensation benefits to which you are entitled. This is a difficult time for you or your loved one and you need the expertise of an attorney to help you. It is best if your energy is focused on recovery from your injuries without the worry of legal issues. This is a time when you must concentrate on healing, so why not let us focus on your legal case? At the law office of J. Franklin Burns, P.C., our Workers’ Compensation attorneys will protect your interests and work to maximize the benefits that you receive. We are compassionate attorneys that understand the law and will take care of all of the legal issues that you are now facing. You are not just a name on a file at the law office of J. Franklin Burns, P.C. As our client, your well-being is important to us and we strive to make sure that you receive all the benefits that are available to you or your loved one.
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Workplace injuries are classified as catastrophic or non-catastrophic, depending on the nature of the injury. Whether an on-the-job injury is catastrophic is determined by the treating physician as well as designated injuries provided by law. Catastrophic injuries are those involving:
- Severe head injuries
- Severe Burns
There are other severe injuries that are not specifically designated, but can be labeled as catastrophic. These are injuries that may prevent you from being able to perform your prior work or another job for any employer in the national economy. Typically, insurers will fight against your claim being designated as catastrophic if at all possible. These claims are among the most costly of all Workers’ Compensation cases for insurance companies. The first consideration of all insurers is to save the company money, with little regard for the needs of the injured worker. At the law offices of J. Franklin Burns, P.C. we are experienced with aggressively seeking the benefits due to catastrophically injured workers.
Workers’ compensation will pay two-thirds of your gross average weekly wage, up to a maximum of $500 per week, for as long as you are unable to work. Medical treatment is also covered.
We Advocate for You
Workers’ compensation insurance companies will seek any way possible to avoid paying claims for catastrophic injuries. This comes at a time when you are not able to clearly make good decisions regarding your claim. The insurance adjusters are well trained in techniques that could result in you unknowingly giving up your benefits. That is why it is essential to have a knowledgeable attorney on your side.
We can help you file your claim and get appropriate medical and rehabilitation treatment. Insurance companies may dispute whether your injury is truly catastrophic or whether you are unable to return to work. We will obtain expert opinions from respected medical specialists to support your eligibility for workers’ compensation benefits. Whether through negotiation or litigation, our workers’ compensation lawyers are skilled at resolving catastrophic injury claims in our clients’ favor.
If you have been catastrophically injured, please contact our law firm today. Please do not hesitate to call or email us to arrange your free consultation. We understand that you have many questions that need answers. With an office conveniently located in Atlanta, Georgia, our workers’ compensation attorneys represent clients statewide. If you are unable to visit us in our office, we are happy to travel to meet you in your home or a place that is convenient to you.