Hood Law Firm, LLC Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Advocate for Victims of Workplace Accidents
Legal guidance to recover the benefits you are entitled to
For victims injured in workplace accidents, workers’ compensation insurance provides financial support while you recover. However, the process of successfully filing a workers’ compensation claim is challenging at best. At the law firm of Hood Law Firm, LLC, our Northwest Georgia workers’ compensation lawyers offer comprehensive guidance in obtaining benefits following an on-the-job accident.
What types of injuries does workers’ compensation cover?
In 2014, nearly 40,000 workers’ compensation claims were filed in the United States for a wide range of injuries, including:
- Head and brain injuries. Depending on the severity, head and brain injuries have the potential to affect a victim for life. From a simple concussion to traumatic brain injuries, victims of such injuries may be eligible for benefits.
- Neck and back injuries. Though common workplace maladies, neck and back injuries are painful, debilitating and often require lengthy treatment. Victims who suffer these types of injuries in workplace accidents have the right to pursue benefits.
- Broken bones. Recovering from a fracture is a lengthy process. If you have suffered a broken bone in a workplace accident, be sure to file a workers’ comp claim as quickly as possible.
- Lacerations. Cuts, scrapes and severe lacerations may result from a wide range of workplace accidents. If you have suffered a laceration preventing you from working or one that directly affects your daily activities, you may be entitled to benefits.
- Disfigurement. Any type of accident can lead to significant scarring and disfigurement. If you have suffered such a wound, you have the right to pursue benefits, including compensation for the costs of surgical repair.
- Loss of life. Families who have lost a loved one in a workplace accident are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. If you have lost a loved one in an on-the-job tragedy, discuss your case with our experienced attorneys right away.
If you have been injured in a workplace accident, you may be entitled to workers’ comp benefits, including medical costs, reimbursement of lost wages, vocational rehabilitation, and temporary or permanent disability.
Workers’ compensation protects victims of all types of workplace accidents
Many people mistakenly believe that only victims of serious accidents are eligible for benefits. In fact, eligible workplace injuries can be sustained in many ways, including:
- Repetitive motion
- Object strikes
- Dangerous equipment
Our knowledgeable Northwest Georgia attorneys help you understand what benefits you are entitled to and protect your rights to workers’ compensation.
What if my claim is denied?
A large number of workers’ comp claims are denied. A denial is not the end of the road, however, as you have the right to appeal the decision. If your claim has been denied, it is important to consult knowledgeable lawyers so you can file a successful appeal. Depending on the circumstances of your accident and the extent of your injuries, you may also have the option to file a personal injury claim against your employer or a third party.
If you’ve been injured on the job, contact our workers’ compensation lawyers today
At Hood Law Firm, LLC, our lawyers leverage more than 40+ years of combined experience to vigorously pursue the workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to. Please contact us online or call our Calhoun office at or our Cartersville office at 770-387-4500.