Nurses and Hospital Workers
Nurses and hospital workers are routinely subjected to high-stress situations on the job. If you are a nurse or a hospital worker who has sustained an injury in the course of your employment, Atlanta workers’ compensation attorney T. Andrew Miller can help. Workplace accidents can result in costly medical bills, and these types of injuries can keep you from returning to your job, sometimes for a prolonged period of time. At the Law Offices of T. Andrew Miller, we understand the challenges that you may be facing as you seek to support your family while recovering from your injuries. People in this situation have rights to assert, and we are here to help you assert them to the fullest possible extent.Benefits for Nurses and Hospital Employees Suffering from Workplace Injuries
Nurses and hospital workers are particularly susceptible to back, shoulder, wrist, and neck injuries, lacerations, and facial injuries. These injuries may result from incidents such as slipping and falling on wet surfaces or excessive strain from pulling wheelchairs and gurneys or lifting and maneuvering heavy patients. In some cases, nurses and hospital workers also sustain injuries caused by abusive or unpredictable patients. Fortunately, workers’ compensation covers all of the types of injuries and illnesses that a worker may sustain on the job.
Under Georgia’s workers’ compensation law, an injured employee only needs to show that the accident took place on the job and is severe enough to prevent them from working. There is no need to show fault. This is because workers’ compensation is an exclusive but limited remedy intended to cover medical bills and a portion of the employee’s income while they are injured. An injured worker cannot sue the employer for damages, since workers’ compensation insurance is supposed to cover these expenses.
Disabled workplace accident victims in Georgia are entitled to weekly income benefits of up to two-thirds of their average weekly pay or a maximum weekly benefit set by law. Additionally, the employer must cover all reasonable and necessary medical treatment for the worker that could help the worker reach maximum recovery.
Businesses in Georgia often fire employees for filing a workers’ compensation claim, sometimes leaving the injured worker without any income or benefits. When an employer takes an adverse action against an employee simply because the employee sought workers’ compensation benefits, that is not how the system is supposed to work. If you think your employer has retaliated against you for filing a claim, you should make sure to discuss the situation with a workplace accident attorney who can advise you on your options.Discuss Your Workers’ Compensation Claim with an Atlanta Attorney
At the Law Offices of T. Andrew Miller, we are committed to pursuing the compensation that nurses and hospital workers deserve for their injuries. T. Andrew Miller is a diligent Atlanta workers’ compensation lawyer who can be an advocate for your rights and guide you throughout the process. He can guide you through an initial claim and represent you in an appeal if needed. Injury attorney T. Andrew Miller represents victims in Alpharetta, Marietta, Lawrenceville, Stone Mountain, Norcross, and other communities in Cobb, Fulton, DeKalb, and Gwinnett Counties. You can reach us at (678) 894-4758 or use our online form to set up a free consultation.