Getting Compensation For Catastrophic Work Injuries

Injuries suffered on the job are classified under two categories in Georgia: non-catastrophic and catastrophic. While a majority of workplace injuries will fall under the non-catastrophic category, a small number of injuries can be classified as catastrophic. These types of injuries include:

  • Severe head traumas
  • Serious burns
  • Amputations
  • Paralysis
  • Paraplegia
  • Quadriplegia
  • Blindness
  • Deafness and hearing loss
  • Disabling injuries

For those people whose injuries qualify as catastrophic, the road ahead may be difficult and full of challenges. You will likely be unable to resume your current work or even transfer to a similar job, causing you to lose income and financial security. You may also require extensive medical treatment for the rest of your life, which can lead to steep medical bills you may end up struggling to pay.

Your Right To Workers' Compensation Benefits

Whether your injury is non-catastrophic or catastrophic in nature, you may be owed workers' compensation benefits. In cases of catastrophic injuries, the amount you receive will total two-thirds of your average weekly wages. Although this amount cannot exceed the maximum amount set by the state, a worker with a catastrophic injury may be eligible to receive temporary total disability benefits, which entitles them to benefits for the rest of their life.

Talk To A Lawyer Who Cares About You

For 25 years, our lead attorney, Dennis L. Duncan, has worked as a trial lawyer, helping injured individuals seek the compensation they deserve. Mr. Duncan dedicates his time and energy to helping injured workers understand their right to compensation and helps them obtain the benefits they need. If his client's injuries are disabling, he can even help them apply for and obtain disability benefits through Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

At the Law Offices of Dennis L. Duncan, PC, we fully understand the devastating impact a serious work injury can have on you and your family. We are empathetic toward your situation and genuinely want to help.

Contact Us – We Can Help You

If your work-related injury was severe enough to classify as a catastrophic injury, then speak to a lawyer who can help you get the benefits you need to continue supporting yourself and your family. To talk about your case and rights to workers' compensation, schedule a free initial consultation by calling our Macon office at 478-207-6649 or toll free at 800-728-6168. You may also send us an email.