In simple cases, workers’ compensation works well without getting lawyers involved. A worker is injured, misses work for a couple of weeks, files for benefits and receives them, and then goes back to work.
Attorneys For Seriously Disabled Georgia Workers
A good lawyer becomes essential in more serious cases, where the injured worker is not ready to return in two weeks, or ever. Permanent disability benefits under workers’ compensation are available to individuals whose injuries are life-threatening or have resulted in permanent unemployability.
Permanent disability status is considered when injuries to the back, heart, eyes, ears, spine, limbs or brain are so serious that the person is unable to return to the same job. Permanently disabled individuals have lost a great deal — but many do not know they are entitled to therapy for the emotional suffering that their injury has caused.
Conditions leading to permanent disability include:
- Brain damage
- Sever burns
- Loss of limbs
- Heart disease
- Peripheral neuropathy
Partial permanent disability is when the person can return to some job — but not necessarily the same job. Before you are able to go back to work, you may require rehabilitation.
If you have been injured seriously on the job or if you have questions about workplace disabilities or qualifying for permanent disability status, call Tillman & Associates in Atlanta. Our initial consultation is always free. We will help you understand your rights and your options.
Have your injuries made you unable to work? Call the Atlanta permanent disability attorneys at Tillman & Associates at 404-315-0000 or toll free at 800-743-3994, or drop us a brief description using this online form.