Work-Related Injuries in Douglasville
Our Work Injury Lawyers will Work For You
You are a valuable member of your employer’s team, and you work hard to ensure that your company succeeds. You deserve to work in a relatively safe environment, and if you suffer an injury on the job, you should receive compensation. If you’ve recently been injured while performing your normal job duties, let the team at Sherrod & Bernard, P.C. help you obtain workers’ compensation. Our experienced Douglasville work injury lawyers have been protecting the rights of workers for decades.
Workers’ Compensation Eligibility
You may be entitled to workers’ compensation if you suffer an injury while performing your normal work duties, and if that injury prevents you from working your normal schedule. All Georgia businesses that employ three or more people are required to have workers’ compensation insurance for their employees.
Types of Workplacce Injuries
There are many kinds of injuries that one might suffer on the job. If your injury prevents you from being able to work, it is likely enough to merit workers’ compensation.
- Acute Injuries: Those who work on construction sites, in warehouses, or other potentially dangerous settings are vulnerable to a wide range of acute injuries. Broken bones and head injuries are both common acute injuries.
- Repetitive Motion Injuries: Performing the same task every day can take its toll on one’s joints. For example, constant lifting can potentially cause knee or lower back problems.
What to Do When Injured on the Job
If you suffer an injury while at work, it’s important to act fast so you have a good chance of receiving workers’ compensation. This brief guide can be helpful in the wake of your injury.
- Seek Medical Attention: First, it’s vital to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Try to visit a medical facility approved by your employer’s insurance company, though you can visit any health provider in the event of an emergency.
- Report Your Injury: It’s also important to report your injury to your employer at your earliest opportunity. If you wait more than 30 days, you may lose your chance to receive compensation.
- Call a Lawyer: A work injury lawyer can help you better understand a range of matters related to workers’ compensation. A lawyer can also represent your interests in case the insurance company refuses to pay your compensation.