Types Of Workers’ Compensation Injuries
In Georgia, employees are protected from at-work injuries and work-related illnesses. The workers’ compensation system is meant to provide employees with income and medical care when they experience a work-related injury or illness. If you were injured on the job in Floyd County or the surrounding area, talk to an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer at Cromartie Law about your injury or illness to find out more about the compensation available to you.
Injuries And Illnesses Covered By Workers’ Compensation
Workers’ compensation cases handled by our firm often include the following types of injuries and illnesses:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs): Any blow to the head from a falling object or in a vehicle accident can result in a serious TBI, including a concussion or open-head wound. Victims often suffer from lasting symptoms, including post-concussive syndrome, that impact their ability to return to the same job in which they became injured.
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis: Forces that act on the spinal cord in a slip-and-fall or other on-the-job accident can damage the spinal cord and even cause paralysis ranging from partial and temporary to total and permanent.
- Neck and back injuries: Jobs in which lifting objects is common often result in back and neck injuries, including nerve damage or herniated discs. Many types of accidents can result in these types of injuries, not just lifting.
- Repetitive stress injuries: Workers who repeat the same motions in their jobs every day, including office workers who work on computers, are at risk for developing repetitive stress injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome.
- Amputations: When a limb, finger or other body part is severed due to defective machinery or other cause, the victim’s life will change forever. Even if the body part can be reattached, people are often left with serious physical and mental effects.
- Burns: Fire, electrocution and chemical exposure are all types of situations that can result in severe burns. These burns may require extensive medical care, including skin grafts, and can place a worker at increased risk for developing an infection that prolongs the healing time.
- Respiratory illnesses: Breathing in chemicals, fine particles and other substances can result in a worker developing a very serious and long-term respiratory condition, such as asthma or even cancer.
Get Answers To All Your Questions
For more information about workers’ compensation injuries or what to do if your claim is denied, get in touch with us today by calling our office in Rome at 706-622-4853 or 866-752-9643 toll free. If you prefer, you may use the online contact form. We offer a free initial consultation with our experienced attorneys.
Our firm is located at the corner of Broad Street and Fourth Avenue in front of the Floyd County Courthouse and Forum in downtown Rome. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with off-site evening and weekend appointments available.