At Bourne Law Firm, our attorneys are dedicated to representing victims of catastrophic work injuries in Georgia. We understand the devastating physical, emotional, and financial impact these injuries can have on victims and their families, and our team is committed to securing the compensation you deserve under Georgia law.
Obtaining a catastrophic designation in your workers' compensation claim is crucial, as it can significantly impact the benefits you receive. When your injury is classified as catastrophic under Georgia law, you become eligible for expanded benefits that can provide essential support for your recovery and ongoing needs.
Some of the key advantages of a catastrophic designation in your workers' compensation claim include:
Securing a catastrophic designation for your workers' compensation claim can make a significant difference in the financial support and resources available to you and your family. At Bourne Law Firm, our experienced attorneys will work diligently to obtain a catastrophic designation for your claim when appropriate, ensuring that you receive the full range of benefits you deserve under Georgia law.
Catastrophic work injuries are severe injuries that result in permanent disability or disfigurement, making it impossible for the injured worker to return to their previous job or any other gainful employment. Under Georgia law, catastrophic work injuries are typically defined as one or more of the following:
In addition to the specific types of catastrophic work injuries mentioned earlier, Georgia law includes a "catch-all" provision under O.C.G.A. 34-9-200.1(g) for other severe work-related injuries. This provision states that a catastrophic injury can also include:
"Any other injury of a nature and severity that prevents the employee from being able to perform his or her prior work and any work available in substantial numbers within the national economy for which such employee is otherwise qualified."
Essentially, this "catch-all" provision allows for the classification of a work injury as catastrophic if it is severe enough to prevent the injured worker from returning to their prior job and from finding other suitable employment within the national economy. This provision ensures that workers with injuries that may not fall under the specific categories listed in the statute can still receive the same level of benefits and support as those with defined catastrophic injuries.
At Bourne Law Firm, our attorneys are experienced in handling cases involving the "catch-all" provision under O.C.G.A. 34-9-200.1(g). We will carefully assess your situation to determine if your injury qualifies as catastrophic under this provision and will fight to ensure you receive the compensation and benefits you deserve under Georgia law.
In Georgia, workers who suffer catastrophic work injuries are entitled to various workers' compensation benefits, which may include:
Our skilled attorneys at Bourne Law Firm will help you navigate the complex workers' compensation system and ensure you receive the benefits you are entitled to under Georgia law.
Hiring a skilled lawyer is essential for obtaining a catastrophic designation in your workers' compensation claim. An experienced attorney can provide invaluable assistance in navigating the complex process and ensuring that you receive the benefits you deserve. Here are some ways a lawyer can help you secure a catastrophic designation:
The team at Bourne Law Firm has extensive experience in handling workers' compensation claims involving catastrophic injuries. We understand the importance of obtaining a catastrophic designation for your claim, and we will work tirelessly to secure the benefits and compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a consultation to discuss your case and learn how we can help you.