Hiawassee Workers' Compensation & Personal Injury Attorney
Pursuing Maximum Compensation for Injury Victims
Suffering from a serious injury can be both physically taxing and emotionally draining. The last thing you are going to feel like doing after an accident is dealing with an insurance company that is unwilling to pay you the amount of money you need for recovery. For employees who were injured on the job, they might be faced with the obstacle of fighting for their workers' compensation benefits. Douglas F. Kaleita, P.C. doesn't want you to have to worry about these challenges. When you work with our Hiawassee workers' compensation lawyers and personal injury lawyers, we advocate on your behalf so you can focus on recovering and moving forward with your life.
Looking for an attorney for a workers' comp case in Hiawassee, GA? With over three decades of experience, we are familiar of the best tactics for negotiating with insurance companies and for getting positive results. Is your insurance company offering a settlement that is too low? We will push for the amount you need to cover your costs. Is your employer trying to claim that your injury is not work-related, or that you were somehow at fault for your own injury? We can work to prove that facts of your case and get you the benefits you need as soon as possible.
Types of Cases We Handle
When employees are injured on the job—either on-site or out in the field—they are entitled to workers' compensation benefits, which can help them cover lost income and medical expenses. Sometimes the injury or illness is caused by nature of the job (such as repetitive heavy lifting), sometimes it is caused by pure accident (such as a ladder falling), and sometimes it is caused by the employer's negligence or failure to keep the work environment safe (such as failing to properly maintain equipment). There are many different types of workplace accidents and workplace injuries we are prepared to handle. We can work with your employer and the workers' compensation insurance company to discuss your claim and your eligibility for benefits. We are prepared to answer any workers' compensation questions you might have.
Injuries do not always happen at the workplace. Sometimes they occur when you are out living your everyday life, such as when you are driving or when you are at the grocery store. When you are the victim of an accident caused by negligence, it is important to file a personal injury claim so you can recover costs for your medical treatment and other costs. We handle car accidents, motorcycle accidents and truck accidents. Clients sometimes turn to us for premises liability cases, which involve accidents caused by property owners or property managers whose negligence led to safety hazards at public locations (such as malls or stores). These can include slip and fall accidents, and many other types of incidents. When individuals are injured by dangerous and defective products, they can file product liability cases, which we also handle.
About Hiawassee, GA
Hiawassee, Georgia has a total area of 2.2 square miles and a population of 880, according to the state of Georgia's website. The city, which was incorporated in 1956, serves as the county seat of Towns County and is the county's only incorporated municipality. Hiawassee means "meadow" in Cherokee. Hiawassee has long served as a tourist attraction. It even served as a summertime mountain-area getaway for many wealthy families from the 1800s through the 1930s. Today, the community's outdoor and natural features are still seen as a point of attraction.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2007-2011 American Community Survey, Hiawassee has 448 households, with the average the household income being $55,156 and the median household income being $45,104. Construction ranked a top industry sector in the community, with 29.8% of Hiawassee residents age 16 and over working in that sector. Construction was followed by the "educational services, and health care and social assistance" sector (19.8%) and the "arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services" sector (18.8%).
Representation From Our Skilled Legal Team
Searching for a lawyer for an injury case in Hiawassee? Whether you are filing a claim as a result of your injury or the fatal injury of a loved one who passed away, call Douglas F, Kaleita P.C. as soon as possible. We can help you properly file your workers' compensation, personal injury or wrongful death claim. Our skilled legal team will help you pursue the best settlement possible, making every effort to avoid litigation. We don't want you to go through a costly and time-consuming lawsuit if you don't have to.
Call us today so we can provide you with the representation you need. We offer free consultations, and we don't charge your service fees unless we are successful in your case!