Industrial and Manufacturing Accidents
Unfortunately, industrial and manufacturing accidents are commonplace in Georgia and throughout the United States. Injured victims are often left to deal with serious and long-term consequences. These types of accidents can involve people whose jobs require creating products with mechanical, chemical, and other processes. If you or someone close to you has been injured in an industrial or manufacturing accident, you should seek the help and guidance of a skilled workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible. Atlanta industrial accident lawyer T. Andrew Miller can carefully investigate the nuances of your situation and fight for your right to benefits.Pursuing Benefits for an Industrial Accident or Manufacturing Injury
Industrial and manufacturing jobs are highly demanding, and workers in them may be particularly prone to accidents. These accidents can happen in a variety of circumstances, including machinery accidents, forklift accidents, fires and explosions, slip and falls, electrical accidents, chemical burns, and more. Victims may sustain neck injuries, shoulder injuries, knee injuries, and back injuries, among other forms of harm. Any of these accidents may entitle an injured worker to benefits through the workers’ compensation system.
Workers’ compensation is a no-fault form of insurance through which you can seek benefits even if your employer is not responsible for causing your harm. Under Georgia law, you are entitled to begin receiving weekly income benefits if you have more than seven days of lost time due to a job-related injury. As a practical matter, you must report your injury within 30 days of the occurrence, or you may lose your right to collect benefits. Your employer must provide information listing the medical care providers from which you are eligible to seek treatment.
Typically, workers’ compensation benefits will continue to be paid as long as you adhere to all of the prescribed treatments as directed by your physician. A worker may be able to obtain disability payments for a maximum of 400 weeks from the date of the injury, unless the injury is deemed catastrophic, in which case the worker will be able to obtain disability payments for life.
Under Georgia law, an employer or its insurer must provide medical treatment at no cost to you. In fact, an injured worker may seek any treatment that is recommended by the treating physician to address the job-related injury. All authorized doctors’ bills, hospital bills, physical therapy, prescriptions, and any other necessary expenses will be covered. Furthermore, you are permitted to seek reimbursement for the costs of mileage for the distance traveled going to and from your medical appointments.Explore Your Options with an Industrial Accident Lawyer in Atlanta or Beyond
Attorney T. Andrew Miller is a seasoned injury lawyer who has helped many people throughout Georgia pursue the justice and damages that they deserve for their harm, and he can help you as well. At the Law Offices of T. Andrew Miller, we understand that industrial and manufacturing accidents can take a serious toll on an injured worker and the worker’s family. Our goal is to make the legal process as seamless as possible for you, and get you the best outcome for you and your family. Atlanta industrial accident attorney T. Andrew Miller also serves victims in Alpharetta, Stone Mountain, Marietta, Lawrenceville, Norcross, and other communities across Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb, and Gwinnett Counties. Call us at (678) 894-4758 or use our online form to set up a free consultation.