Catastrophic Injuries & Workplace Deaths in Atlanta
Support from Our Atlanta Catastrophic Injuries Lawyers
Some workplace injuries are so severe that they prevent the worker from ever returning to work and can even result in death. Our Atlanta workers’ compensation attorneys are experienced in representing individuals who have been removed from the workplace due to a catastrophic injury.
At Cummings & Middlebrooks, LLC, we have represented widowed spouses and dependent children of workers who have been fatally injured on the job. This is a serious matter, and working with experienced Atlanta workers’ compensation attorneys allows you and your family to be awarded the benefits you may need during this difficult time.
Catastrophic Injury Lawyers in Atlanta
Once a work-related injury is deemed catastrophic, the hurt worker could be entitled to lifetime income benefits to pay for their medical bills. Working with Cummings & Middlebrooks, LLP, allows you to pursue what may be rightfully yours.
Common catastrophic injuries include:
- Amputations of arms, hands, legs, feet
- Paralysis or severe spinal cord injury
- Severe brain or head injury
- Second-degree or third-degree burns
- Other severe injuries that prevent you from being able to perform your prior work or another job for any employer
Workplace Death Attorneys
Fortunately, workplace fatalities are not common in Georgia. However, when they occur, it is often an extremely painful and stressful time for the surviving spouse and children of the deceased worker.
Death benefits can be available through the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company to the widowed spouse and dependent children until they turn 18, or. in some situations, 22 years of age.
Working to Help You in a Timely Manner
Workers’ compensation income benefits typically expire in 350 or 400 weeks from the date of accident depending on the severity of the injury. However, if your injury is so severe that it prevents you from returning to the workplace, our Atlanta workers comp lawyers can assist you by seeking catastrophic designation of your injury and extending your weekly income benefits beyond the statutory cap, possibly for the rest of your life.
Alternatively, in the unfortunate occurrence of a workplace death, we can assist you by pursuing death benefits to which you may be entitled as a surviving spouse or dependent child.