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On-The-Job Accidental Injuries

Considering that many of us spend most of our waking hours at work, it is perhaps no surprise, then, that workplace injuries are common. Other contributing factors in the prevalence of work-related injuries include:

  • The use of heavy machinery, power tools and hazardous equipment that we may be unfamiliar with, or that may malfunction
  • Repetitive motions and strain on body parts by lifting or twisting
  • Interactions between employees performing various functions that may overlap and lead to dangerous actions caused by others’ carelessness
  • Fatigue, stress and overwork, particularly by workers who work two jobs or are sleep deprived for family reasons or other reasons

Any of these and other reasons may explain why you were injured on the job. Now you face several challenges at once:

  • You may need medical treatment and medication, which may be costly
  • You may need time off work to heal and recover
  • You and your family may experience financial burdens through related expenses such as travel costs for medical care and home remodeling needed to accommodate a wheelchair (for example)

Take Care Of Yourself And Get An Advocate On Your Side After Being Injured On The Job

Your back, head, neck or another injury is not something you should neglect or ignore. Timely, effective treatment and therapy can make a big difference in your long-term prognosis. Therefore, you should get the best available medical care as soon as possible. At the same time, you need to watch out for job-related issues as well as family finances. An experienced personal injury attorney on your side can help you:

  • Maximize your workers’ compensation benefits
  • Determine whether there is a third-party liability claim to bring against a person or organization other than your employer
  • Document facts associated with your accidental injury on the job
  • Prepare compelling arguments to present to claims adjusters, and if necessary, a judge and/or jury in an appeal
  • Communicate with medical care providers, social workers, life care planners and other professionals who may be involved in your recovery

For Legal Advice After A Workplace Accident

Glenda Mitchell Law Firm serves injured workers and family members of deceased workers throughout Georgia and South Carolina. Call our Cartersville office at 864-326-3073 or our Greenville office at 706-408-8448 or send an email message to request a free consultation with an experienced lawyer about your workplace injury.