Eyesight / Hearing Damage Claims
Atlanta Workers’ Comp Lawyers for Catastrophic Cases
If an employee loses their vision due to a work injury, the outcome can be extremely devastating for those affected. Blindness can occur due to a shooting, car accident, a blast of shrapnel, and explosion, or leaking chemicals or hot liquids, among other issues. Hearing loss can also occur in extreme accidents, such as explosions, falling materials or machinery, a shooting, or even damage suffered in a work-related vehicle accident.
By law, any claim involving hearing loss or blindness is considered catastrophic. A worker suffering such injuries is also entitled to rehabilitation services.
If you have been injured while on the job and now suffer hearing loss of loss of eyesight, call the Law Offices of Nathaniel F. Hansford, LLC at (770) 629-9321.
How Is Our Firm Qualified to Help You?
Workers’ compensation claims are complicated—and even more so when they involve catastrophic injuries. At our firm, our Atlanta workers’ compensation lawyers bring two decades of collective experience to the table. As former insurance and employer defense attorneys, we are well-versed in the laws and know how the other side is thinking. This equips us to craft the strongest claims possible for our clients.
We also stand out in the following ways:
- Included in the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ list from 2011-2014
- 10.0 Superb rating on Avvo
- Contingency fee representation—you don’t pay unless we recover on your behalf
- Backed by a track record of million-dollar case results
- Dedicated and compassionate legal team available at all times
Steps Involved in Loss of Sight / Hearing Claims
You will need to take certain steps to help yourself adjust to this new way of life as well as to strengthen your claim.
Immediately after your accident, you or a loved one should:
- Alter your employer of your condition and the details involved
- Fill out any paperwork involved in your claim
- Work with an attorney to gather necessary medical evidence for your case
- Identify any witnesses that may have seen the accident
It is important to remember that your employer’s insurance carrier has up to 21 days to investigate and evaluate your claim. After that time, they will have to decide whether to provide compensation through your claim or deny your claim. If they deny your claim, you still have the option of appealing it. This is why it is important to already be working with a lawyer immediately following your accident. One of our Atlanta workers’ compensation attorneys can explain your rights and begin compiling the necessary evidence for your claim.
We also work with specialists who understand what type of procedures, surgeries, and treatments will be necessary for your condition in order for you to complete your day-to-day activities as before. This ensure your claim is accurately calculated through your workers’ comp claim.
Ready to discuss your Georgia workers' compensation claim? Contact the Law Offices of Nathaniel F. Hansford, LLC at (770) 629-9321.