Suffering Back or Neck Injuries?
Call Our Atlanta Workers’ Compensation Lawyer!
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, one in every five workplace injuries are actually back injuries. The severity of these injuries can vary greatly. While some back and neck injuries may be instantly painful and identifiable, others may take time to develop and show symptoms.
Sadly, neck and back injuries can render most employees unable to perform their job duties, causing them to miss time from work as they are often suffering from medical complications. If you have suffered a neck or back injury while on the job, we encourage you to call our Atlanta workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible to discuss the specifics of your situation.
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Identifying the Seriousness of Your Injuries
There are two main types of pain you may experience with neck or back injuries: acute pain and chronic pain. Acute pain will often come on quickly following a serious accident. However, this type of pain typically fades or diminishes within a few weeks or a month. Still, this pain can require time away from work and be very debilitating. On the other hand, chronic pain continues far longer than just a few weeks, often afflicting an injury victim for years, even lasting a lifetime for some individuals. This means it may require long-term care and support.
We can help clients with varying ranges of injuries:
- Temporary Partial Disability
You may have serious injuries, but you will likely be able to resume your job responsibilities after recovery. This still calls for workers’ comp benefits for treatment.
- Permanent Partial Disability
While you may be able to return to work, you won’t be able to handle your former duties due to your injuries. If available, your employer may provide a more suitable position.
- Permanent Total Disability
The severity of your injuries will prevent you from returning to your former job in any capacity. This often means you will require a higher amount of workers’ comp.
Permanent partial or total disability can often require major medical operations or treatment, including neck or back surgery, rehabilitation, and other operations. We can review your case and help you determine what benefits you qualify for depending on your situation.
What to Expect When You Hire Douglas F. Kaleita, P.C.
When you trust your case to Attorney Kaleita, you get a caring and committed advocate who will guide you through the entire process. He makes sure you understand the details of your case and how workers’ compensation works. Attorney Kaleita’s goal is to help you stay informed and aware of what to expect in your case. Not only that, but he takes on the responsibility of getting you the best possible medical care. After that, Attorney Kaleita takes steps to secure maximum financial compensation in your case. He is tireless in his advocacy and relentless in his representation.
Are you ready to speak with a North Georgia workers’ compensation lawyer you can trust? Call Douglas F. Kaleita, P.C. today to get started.
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