Canton Workers' Compensation & Personal Injury Lawyer
Are You Seeking a Fair Claim Settlement for Your Injury?
All it takes is a moment for a person's life to be drastically changed. A wrong turn while a person is driving, a slip and fall at work or a heavy item falling off a shelf at the store—all of these events happen in the span of a few seconds, yet they can potentially lead to very serious injuries that require weeks, months or even years of medical treatment. When individuals receive work-related injuries, they can sometimes be so physically impaired that they must find completely different lines of work. It is important to understand which types of financial compensation you are entitled to, whether that is workers' compensation benefits or a personal injury settlement. Injury victims sometimes hit roadblocks when trying to obtain this compensation, whether that is due to an employer denying the validity of a workers' comp claim or an insurance company offering a settlement that is just too low to cover the costs of an injury.
Need an attorney for a workers' comp case in Canton, GA?
If you are experiencing either of these problems, it is important to immediately contact a skilled legal professional. The Canton workers' compensation and personal injury lawyers at Douglas F. Kaleita, P.C. can provide you with personalized attention and strong legal advocacy. Our attorneys can speak directly to the insurance company to help you negotiate an offer that will actually benefit you. While the employer or insurance company might refuse to budge at first, we are often able to find common ground and get them to provide a better offer. Because we know that litigation can become very expensive and drawn-out, we do everything we can to help our clients reach their goals through the settlement process.
About Canton, Georgia
Canton is a city in northwest Georgia that has 23,380 residents, according to 2011 census estimates. The city is the county seat of Cherokee County, an area that was once the heartland of the Cherokee Nation. The city was incorporated in 1832, originally founded by individuals who hoped to make the area a major center for silk production. (The city was named after a Chinese capital for silk production.) While Canton did not become known for its silk, it did become known worldwide for its "Canton Denim," a product that came from Canton Cotton Mills, which eventually closed. In recent years, the city has been experiencing a good amount of population growth, encouraging further city development.
The city of Canton, which covers a span of about 14.3 square miles, has 7,963 households and a median household income of $43,076. The average income per person (or the per capita income) is $21,797, and 19.2% of the city's residents live below the poverty level. Just like all Americans, Canton residents can be subject to work-related injuries and other injuries from accidents of negligence at any time.
Handling a Broad Spectrum of Cases
Searching for a lawyer for an injury case in Canton? At Douglas F. Kaleita, we can take on a broad range of workers' compensation and personal injury claims. We handle many different types of work-related accidents, such as those caused by a lack of signage, those caused by repetitive motions, those related to chemicals and much more. There are also many different kinds of workplace injuries employees can suffer from, such as broken bones, brain injuries and neck injuries, among others. Some injuries or illnesses caused by work work-related duties can even be fatal, which can cause the deceased employees' family members to lose major sources of income and emotional support. In these types of cases, it is possible to file wrongful death claims.
Other types of personal injury cases our firm handles includes those relating to premises liability (involving unsafe properties), product liability (involving unsafe products) and car accidents. Other types of motor vehicle accidents we handle claims for include truck accidents and motorcycle accidents. Catastrophic injuries can lead to lifelong physical impairments and can even be life-threatening.
Take Action—Call a Knowledgeable Legal Professional!
Don't give in to a settlement amount that you know is not sufficient. Take action now by obtaining the legal counsel you need. Having a strong workers' compensation or personal injury attorney by your side could make a major difference in the outcome of your claim! If we take on your case, you will also be able to hold off paying any service fees until we secure compensation on your behalf.
Contact Douglas F. Kaleita, P.C. today to take advantage of our free consultation.