Making a Medical Claim
Immediately notify your employer of an accident, but don’t go to the first doctor they recommend, even if your employer says that you are “required” to go to a clinic. The first doctor you see has tremendous control over how well your claim will go – or how badly. Call us before picking that doctor, and we will decide on the best option for you together. Workers’ compensation is a confusing system, and your employer and the insurance company may not be interested in helping you recover fully. They will want you to pick doctors that are deep in their pockets, or clinics that provide substandard care. To fight back, your Atlanta workers’ compensation attorney needs to know the local doctors, and will have spent time developing relationships with those doctors.
An experienced workers’ compensation lawyer can help you navigate this complicated process and advise you on your rights. Provide your employer and your lawyer with as much information as possible about the accident and the resulting injury. When an employer’s insurance company attempts to deny your claim, you may face the prospect of paying for your rehabilitation out of pocket. Let us help you to avoid their denial before they even try to shut down your claim.
On the job injuries can come in many forms. A workplace injury could lead to something as seemingly insignificant as a strained knee, or as serious as permanent blindness and death. We are prepared to litigate any kind of accident claims, including spinal and traumatic brain injuries, amputations, burn cases, broken bones, and catastrophic claims.
Learn more about what is covered under the law when it comes to medical benefits and liability. Our team may be able to demonstrate that a stroke or heart attack was caused by the conditions in your workplace. Depending on the severity of the injury, you may need assistance filing for disability and Social Security Disability.
1. Electric Shock, Explosions, Arc Flash, and Fires
Since 2021, Morrison & Hughes has handled the biggest work accident claim in Georgia, and it involves an industrial electrical injury. Our client received over $11 Million of benefits for medical care during the first few months after his work accident, including extensive burn care at a specialized facility. At any construction site, workers use generators, powerful machinery, welders, electrical wiring, and switches. Construction workers also have to handle flammable materials and compressed air, both of which present the danger of fire or explosion. All these tasks put employees at a higher risk of suffering an electric shock or from an arc flash. In situations like these, hiring an attorney who knows how to handle a catastrophic burn injury can literally be the difference between life and death.
2. Falls from a height
Roofers, Electricians, and Carpenters are far more likely to suffer a bad fall than the public. Whether a worker falls from a roof, scaffolding, or machinery, a severe injury is almost inevitable from a certain height. The construction accident attorneys at Morrison & Hughes are skilled in bringing workers’ compensation claims involving multi-story buildings, factories, and large construction projects involving multiple contractors.