You can suffer a life-changing injury at work in Augusta, Georgia regardless of your industry or profession. Workplace accidents can happen when you least expect them. If you have a workplace injury or have recently lost a loved one in a fatal work accident, please contact Nicholson Revell LLP for a free consultation. We will listen to your story, answer your legal questions and let you know if you have grounds for a lawsuit.
Although not every injured worker in Augusta will need to hire a lawyer, it can be helpful if you have a case involving serious or catastrophic injuries. Hiring a lawyer may be appropriate in this situation to make sure an insurance company treats you fairly. Your lawyer will prevent an insurer from taking advantage of you when the results of your case are critical to your family’s future.
Furthermore, your lawyer will help you achieve peace of mind in a difficult time. You are already worrying about your physical injuries and recovery; you should not also have to deal with a complicated legal process. Your lawyer can navigate Georgia’s injury laws for you and gather evidence for your case while you focus on healing.
After a workplace injury in Georgia, you may have grounds to file a workers’ compensation claim. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system available to most employees in Georgia. If your injury or illness occurred while you were performing work-related tasks, you may be eligible for workers’ comp benefits without proving negligence:
If someone else’s carelessness caused your work injury, you may wish to file a personal injury lawsuit instead. An injury lawsuit can force the at-fault party to pay for all of your financial losses, including 100 percent of your lost wages and health care expenses, plus compensation for physical pain and emotional suffering. You must prove the at-fault party’s negligence, or reckless, to be eligible.
A lawyer in Augusta can help you determine whether you have grounds for an injury lawsuit against one or more negligent parties. A party is negligent if he or she does something careless or reckless and this causes injuries or harm to others. After a workplace accident in Augusta, several parties could be held responsible in your injury claim:
Once your lawyer determines the defendant, he or she can gather evidence to prove negligence. Evidence may include photos, videos, eyewitness accounts, accident reports, and medical records. You can trust a lawyer to preserve and present clear evidence proving a defendant was liable on your behalf.
If your employer is to blame, it is critical not to accept a workers’ compensation settlement before talking to a lawyer. Once you accept, you give up the right to file a lawsuit against your employer. Before you say yes, consult with an attorney about your right to sue your employer. A lawsuit could result in greater compensation for your losses.
Speak to an attorney in Augusta, Georgia about your recent workplace accident and injury for more information about your rights. We offer free, no-obligation initial consultations. Call (706) 722-8784 or contact us online today.