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Atlanta Spinal Cord Injury Attorney2020-10-06T15:38:12-04:00

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Almost 40% of all people who suffer a spinal cord injury are considered to be a paraplegic, and almost 60% are quadriplegic. If you or a loved one suffered a spinal cord injury at your Georgia workplace, you could be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.

What Are the Most Common Causes Georgia Work-Place Spinal Cord Injuries?

In Georgia, the most common causes of spinal cord injuries in the workplace include, but aren’t limited to:

  1. Automobile Accidents: Georgia work-related car accidents can and do happen whether or not you are on the road, involve heavy duty equipment, regular motor vehicles, and pedestrians. Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries in the United States.
  2. Falls: Trips, slips, and falls is the second most common cause of work-related spinal cord injuries in the U.S. Generally, work-related spinal cord injuries are caused by falling off a ladder, building, structure, or between levels. Many spinal cord injuries occur in the Georgia construction industry.
  3. Falling Objects: It doesn’t matter whether you work in the Georgia construction industry, a warehouse, or in an office setting, if loose heavy objects fall off a shelf, or a higher level, you could suffer a devastating spinal cord injury.
  4. Workplace Violence: Assault, gunshot wounds, or other acts of violence can cause you to suffer a catastrophic spinal cord injury.

Is Georgia A No-Fault Workers’ Compensation State?

The state of Georgia does have a no-fault system. This means that you are normally guaranteed workers’ compensation benefits for a work-related injury to your spinal cord regardless of the costs involved or who was at fault.

Georgia’s workers’ compensation benefits could include:

  1. All Injury Related Medical Expenses
  2. Physical Therapy and/or Rehabilitation
  3. Lost Wages
  4. Loss of your Earning Capacity
  5. Disability – both temporary and permanent
  6. Vocational Retraining
  7. Death Benefits

It’s important to note that unlike a personal injury lawsuit, Georgia workers’ compensation claims will not reimburse you for intangible losses such as pain and suffering or emotional distress.

If you suffered a work-related spinal cord injury you won’t automatically receive compensation for living with chronic pain, or any depression you may be experiencing.

What Are the Symptoms and/or Signs of a Spinal Cord Injury?

Some types of spinal cord injuries may result in immediate total or partial paralysis, but others don’t. The symptoms of a spinal cord injury vary greatly and may take a bit of time to show up, depending on what part of your spine suffered the injury.

The most common symptoms and/or signs of a spinal cord injury include:

  1. Loss of Movement
  2. Loss or changed sensation, such as your ability to feel hot, cold, or touch
  3. Loss of bladder and/or bowel control
  4. Spasms or reflex activity that is exaggerated
  5. Changes in Sexual Function
  6. Pain, or an intense stinging sensation which is caused by damage to the nerve fibers in your spinal cord.
  7. Difficulty coughing, breathing, or clearing your lungs
  8. Intense back pain or pressure in your back, head, or neck
  9. Weakness, incoordination or paralysis in any part of your body
  10. Tingling, numbness, or sensation loss in your fingers, hands, toes, or feet.
  11. Balance or walking difficulty
  12. Impaired breathing

If you or a loved one has suffered a Georgia work-related back injury, it’s important that you contact one of the workers’ compensation lawyers at The Gearhart Law Group as soon as possible. We will evaluate your case and advise you of the next steps that need to be taken to ensure you receive all the Georgia workers’ compensation benefits you deserve.

 

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I got injured at work. Trying to deal with the insurance company became overwhelming mainly because I needed surgery and they would not respond to my calls or emails. I researched local attorneys and decided to choose Gearhart Law Group mainly because it was smaller, I liked the information I read and I felt I might get more individual attention. It turned out to be the best decision I have made in a long, long time. Beth Gearhart made me feel as though I were her only client. She responded to my emails immediately, every time. She explained the whole process from the beginning and everything unfolded exactly as she explained it would. The process took time but I received the surgery I needed and in the end was very surprised by the large financial settlement I received due to Ms. Gearhart’s expertise. I highly recommend Gearhart Law Group.

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2018-05-16T13:27:43-04:00

R. Draine

I got injured at work. Trying to deal with the insurance company became overwhelming mainly because I needed surgery and they would not respond to my calls or emails. I researched local attorneys and decided to choose Gearhart Law Group mainly because it was smaller, I liked the information I read and I felt I might get more individual attention. It turned out to be the best decision I have made in a long, long time. Beth Gearhart made me feel as though I were her only client. She responded to my emails immediately, every time. She explained the whole process from the beginning and everything unfolded exactly as she explained it would. The process took time but I received the surgery I needed and in the end was very surprised by the large financial settlement I received due to Ms. Gearhart’s expertise. I highly recommend Gearhart Law Group.

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2018-05-16T13:29:37-04:00

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Highly recommend Beth for WC claims! I was ALWAYS able to talk to her when I called and she responded to my emails very quickly. She was able to get us a very fair amount and did not just tell us what we wanted to hear, she was very honest! Would have given her 10 stars if possible!

I would highly recommend Beth to anyone needed a Workers Compensation Lawyer.

From the moment I called Beth, I knew I had made the right decision. She returned my initial phone call very promptly and was sensitive to my case and situation. I had an injury in Georgia, but live in New York so the case was complicated and unique. I found her to be extremely knowledgeable about Georgia Workers Compensation laws which is what I needed assistance with. I would highly recommend Beth to anyone needed a Workers Compensation Lawyer.

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2018-05-16T13:40:08-04:00

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From the moment I called Beth, I knew I had made the right decision. She returned my initial phone call very promptly and was sensitive to my case and situation. I had an injury in Georgia, but live in New York so the case was complicated and unique. I found her to be extremely knowledgeable about Georgia Workers Compensation laws which is what I needed assistance with. I would highly recommend Beth to anyone needed a Workers Compensation Lawyer.

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Words can’t express how thankful I am for such a superb team! From the very beginning Beth waisted no time, she executed every step of the way. I never had to worry. Gearhart Law Group made me feel like I was there most important priority and not another file you just throw away on the desk. From finding doctors and getting the best treatment possible Khristy, your a trooper thank you so much. Gearhart Law Group the best in GA hands down!!!

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2018-05-16T13:40:58-04:00

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Words can’t express how thankful I am for such a superb team! From the very beginning Beth waisted no time, she executed every step of the way. I never had to worry. Gearhart Law Group made me feel like I was there most important priority and not another file you just throw away on the desk. From finding doctors and getting the best treatment possible Khristy, your a trooper thank you so much. Gearhart Law Group the best in GA hands down!!!
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