Dealing With The Aftermath Of Catastrophic Injuries
Any injury can cause a person to miss work and require medical care. With a catastrophic injury, however, the consequences can be much worse. Depending on the severity of the injury, you or a loved one could need extensive medical treatment or a lifetime of specialized care. If the injury results in permanent disability, you will need compensation for the loss of income and benefits for the rest of your life. Many people with catastrophic injuries need the help of a lawyer to get adequate workers’ compensation benefits.
At Garner Law Office, P.C., I help injured workers and their families get workers’ compensation benefits for catastrophic injuries. As your attorney, I will help you file or appeal your workers’ compensation claim. If a negligent third party was responsible for your injury, I will seek additional damages in a separate personal injury suit.
Adequate Compensation Is A Must For Serious Injuries
For the purposes of Georgia workers’ compensation, certain injuries are considered catastrophic. These injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal and orthopedic injuries
- Severe burn injuries
- Loss of vision
Any injuries that render you unable to do your past work or any work available from another employer may be considered catastrophic.
When you or a loved one is suffering injuries, it can be difficult to calculate the cost of the medical care and living expenses you need now and in the future. Injury victims and their families often do not know where to begin to know how much compensation they will need for future medical care and loss of income. Brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations and blindness frequently require lifelong medical treatment and assistance with daily care. Some people need modifications to their homes and vehicles. Most cannot return to work in any occupation, and those who do will earn less money than they used to.
Depending on the injury, there may be issues regarding your eligibility to also receive Medicare benefits. I have experience with this and will make sure you get all of the benefits you are entitled to under the law.
Speak With Me About Your Injury
Do not hesitate to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer when you and your family are struggling with the consequences of a catastrophic injury. I am attorney David Garner. Please call me for a free consultation. Call my office in Dallas at 678-956-7338 or contact me online.