Lawrenceville Workers' Compensation Lawyer

In Lawrenceville, GA, dealing with the aftermath of a workplace accident can quickly overwhelm you. Here at Lawson Personal Injury Attorneys, we understand the challenges you are facing. As your trusted Lawrenceville workers’ compensation attorney, we’re ready to lace up our gloves for you.  

If you choose us to represent you, we will tackle your workers’ compensation case with energy, empathy, and legal acumen. And we will fight harder than any other firm to make sure that you get the compensation you deserve. To date, we’ve recovered millions of dollars for our clients.

Contact our law offices in Lawrenceville, Georgia, today at 678-446-3655 to schedule a free initial consultation.

How Lawson Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help With Your Workers’ Compensation Claim in Lawrenceville

How Lawson Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help With Your Workers’ Compensation Claim in Lawrenceville

Navigating a workers’ compensation claim in Georgia requires more than just legal acumen. It requires a commitment to going the extra mile for you. We won’t pass your case on to “the junior guy”, because there is no junior guy. There is only our founding partner, Attorney Yari D. Lawson. 

Mr. Lawson stands out among Lawrenceville personal injury lawyers, and he was included in The National Trial Lawyers Association’s Top 100 and the National Black Lawyers Top 100, among other honors. With 18 years of experience, our attorney is qualified to help you every step of the way.

Following is a list of some of the ways we might be able to help you:

  • Conduct a thorough investigation to assess the fair value of your claim.
  • Advise you against errors that you might otherwise commit, and that could damage or destroy your claim.
  • Conduct in-depth investigations to uncover crucial evidence.
  • Provide clear, understandable explanations of legal strategies.
  • Fight for you in negotiations with insurance companies.
  • Find third-party defendants (other than you and your employer) who you might be able to sue in an ordinary personal injury claim instead of a workers’ compensation claim.
  • Prepare and present a compelling case at trial (if necessary).
  • Offer guidance on potential settlements that align with your best interests.

Choosing Lawson Personal Injury Attorneys means partnering with a team that genuinely cares about your well-being. You’re not a case number to us–as our valued client, you are a part of our family. Call today to set up your free case review. 

Workplace accidents are distressingly common in the United States. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), they amounted to over 2.8 million in 2022. 

There are also statistics available regarding fatal accidents for each state. In Georgia, there were 209 fatal injuries sustained at the workplace in 2022.

It is impossible to accurately calculate the value of your case without extensive knowledge of the details of your claim. However, factors that might influence the value of your workplace injury claim include:

  • The severity of your injury;
  • The effect of your injury on your future earning capacity;
  • The amount of time you took off work;
  • The nature of your employment;
  • Whether a third party, such as a general contractor or a property owner, was responsible for your injury.

If you cannot find a third party who is responsible for your injury, you will need to file a workers’ compensation claim. Compensation for worker’s compensation claims is far less than what is available in personal injury claims, but workers’ compensation claims are easier to win. 

What Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits Are Available in Georgia?

If your claim succeeds, workers’ compensation will pay medical bills, disability benefits, compensation for loss of a body part or function, and (if applicable) death benefits for survivors. More specifically, the damages available in workers’ compensation claims include economic damages such as:

  • Two-thirds of your weekly wages while you are disabled, up to a maximum of $800 per week for total disability (as of July 2023);.
  • 100% of your reasonable and necessary medical expenses.

You cannot file a lawsuit over a workers’ compensation claim. That would defeat one of the purposes of the system, which is to avoid clogging the courts with work-related accident claims. 

If you can find a third party who is responsible for your injury, however, you can file an ordinary personal injury claim. If you win, you could be entitled to both economic damages and non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, disfigurement, etc. Non-economic damages could easily add up to over 50% of the total value of your claim. 

How Much Does It Cost To Hire a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?

We work on a contingency fee basis. That means we don’t charge by the “billable hour.” Instead, we charge our legal fees as a pre-agreed percentage of your total compensation. 

In a workers’ compensation case, the legal maximum contingency fee is 25% under state law. In the unlikely event that we cannot win any money for you, your legal fee will be zero. As long as you have a strong claim, though, you can hire us without a dime in your pocket.

Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system. That means that most of the time, you don’t have to prove your employer was at fault, and you can still recover for workers’ compensation even if the accident that injured you was your own fault. 

There are a few narrow exceptions–your employer might be able to deny you compensation if you were intoxicated or committed willful misconduct, for example.  

Special Case: Third-Party Lawsuits

If you can find a third party, such as a construction site owner, who is responsible for your injury, you can take them to court. You will have to prove that the defendant was at fault in this circumstance. 

They can also claim that you were partly at fault. If you were less than 50% at fault for the accident, you will lose a corresponding percentage of your compensation (you’ll lose 30% if you were 30% at fault, for example). If you were 50% or more at fault, you will lose 100% of your compensation.

Your attorney can work to minimize the amount of fault assessed to you so that you can maintain the full value of your case. 

Common work-related injuries include:

  • Repetitive stress injuries such as carpal tunnel;
  • Broken bones;
  • Cuts and lacerations;
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI);
  • Back and neck injuries;
  • Burns; and
  • Electrocution injuries.

Thousands of workers die from injuries like these every year. Others fail to seek legal help and end up with far less compensation than they deserve. Learn about your legal options after a workplace injury by contacting us today for a free case review.

According to the National Safety Council (NSC), the most common causes of work-related injuries include:

  • Slips trips, and falls;
  • Repetitive motion;
  • Vehicle accidents;
  • Electrocution;
  • Radiation;
  • Extremely loud noises;
  • Exposure to high and low temperatures;
  • Exposure to chemicals, hazardous materials, and infectious disease pathogens;
  • Oxygen deficiency; and
  • Traumatic stress.

These causes represent the causes of most but not all workplace injuries. In some cases, it might require an investigation to uncover the cause of your injury.

In most cases, you have one year from the date of your accident to file a workers’ compensation claim in Georgia. You must also notify your employer of the incident within 30 days to receive benefits. 

It gets tricky, however, to determine “the date of the accident” in repetitive motion claims. Consult with your lawyer with respect to any applicable deadlines.

Third-Party Lawsuits

If you seek compensation from a third party as an ordinary personal injury claim, you need to comply with Georgia’s personal injury statute of limitations. In most cases, it expires two years after the accident. 

If the victim died in the accident and you are pursuing a wrongful death claim, you have until two years from the victim’s date of death. There are narrow exceptions to these deadlines, but don’t count on them. 

Contact us as soon as you can for help determining the time limit(s) that apply to your case.

Contact Our Lawrenceville Workers’ Compensation Lawyers for a Free Consultation

If you were injured on the job in Lawrenceville, GA, you may be entitled to file a workers’ compensation claim for benefits. However, the process can be anything but easy – you may require the services of an experienced Lawrenceville workers’ compensation lawyer to recover the full amount available to you.

Lawson Personal Injury Attorneys can help you throughout the process while you focus on your well-being. Reach out today to set up your free, no-strings-attached consultation at 678-446-3655.