Catastrophic & Serious Injury
A catastrophic injury at work can completely change your life. You could have significantly decreased ability to work, perform day-to-day tasks, enjoy time with your family, and otherwise enjoy the quality of life you're accustomed to.
Types of Catastrophic Injuries
But, what exactly is a “catastrophic injury”? Georgia workers’ compensation law defines a catastrophic injury as one of the following:
- A spinal cord injury that results in any kind of paralysis
- The amputation of an appendage such that there is loss of use of the appendage
- Severe brain injury
- Second or third degree burns over 25 percent or more of the body
- Third degree burns to five percent or more of the face or hands
- Total or industrial blindness
- Any other injury that permanently prevents the employee from being able to be gainfully employed
A catastrophic injury usually occurs suddenly and often has serious, long-term effects on the victim. The injured person may need constant supervision or assistance for the rest of their life, as well as a lifetime of rehabilitation and medical bills, which can put serious stress on the victim’s family.
Why Hire a Catastrophic Injury Attorney in Atlanta?
Workers’ compensation cases that involve a catastrophic injury are often the most complex cases. If you try to take on a case like this on your own, you may not be able to collect all of the compensation you are owed. Insurance companies have attorneys on retainer who will work to ensure that they pay you the least damages possible. With the right catastrophic injury attorney in Atlanta, though, you can rest assured that you'll get the best result possible for your case.
One of McAleer Law’s experienced workers’ compensation and personal injury attorneys can help you get the compensation you deserve after a catastrophic injury at work. Contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation.