Injured On The Job? We Can Help With Your Workers’ Compensation Claim.
In Georgia, most employers with three or more employees are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. If you were injured on the job, you are likely eligible for medical benefits and wage replacement benefits while unable to work. The workers’ compensation system was designed to maximize efficiency and benefit both injured workers and employers. Unfortunately, this isn’t always how things work in practice. Too many injured workers face frustrating delays and denied claims.
While not required, it can be very helpful to consult an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer like ours at Cowan Law Firm, LLC. Our attorneys have more than four decades of combined legal experience. Attorney Rob Cowan also previously worked in insurance defense. He knows the tricks insurers use to deny or underpay claims, and he will utilize this knowledge to help your claim succeed.
Common Injuries And Accident Scenarios
Some jobs are more dangerous than others, but workplace accidents can happen anywhere. Our firm is ready to help you seek benefits after any type of work accident or injury, including:
- Slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Traumatic brain injuries caused by falling or swinging objects
- Falls from height
- Electric shock and burn injuries
- Auto accidents (for commercial drivers)
- Repetitive stress injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome
- Neck, back and shoulder injuries
In addition to bodily injuries, we can also help you pursue benefits for illnesses caused by exposure to dangerous chemicals and other hazardous materials in the workplace.
Holding Negligent Third Parties Accountable For Your Injuries
Under Georgia’s workers’ compensation laws, you generally cannot sue your employer for workplace injuries. If your injuries were caused by the negligence of someone other than your employer or a coworker, however, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit known as a third-party liability claim.
Let’s say you were injured by a defective power tool while working in construction. Our attorneys could help you sue the manufacturer or that tool for product liability. Similarly, if you were injured by a drunk driver while on your package delivery route, you would have the right to pursue a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver.
A Local Firm Meeting Local Needs
Our firm is based in Dalton and represents workers of all types throughout Georgia. Northwest Georgia is home to many companies manufacturing carpets, floor coverings and other goods. Workers in these industries often come to us after a workplace accident because of our reputation for client service and effective representation.
The Dalton area is also home to a large Spanish-speaking population. Our staff is bilingual and ready to serve the needs of injured workers regardless of whether they are more comfortable communicating in Spanish or English.
Discuss Your Legal Options With A Lawyer For Free
At Cowan Law Firm, LLC, we are pleased to offer free initial consultations in workers’ compensation and personal injury matters. We also offer contingency fee representation, meaning we only get paid if we help you recover benefits. To learn more, contact us today by calling 706-420-2949. You can also reach out online.