Job sites can be hazardous, as anyone who has suffered an injury on the job will tell you. Caught between accidents are some of the more traumatic accidents workers experience. They may be out of work for weeks or months following a caught-between accident.

Any injury requiring you to be out of work for seven days or more should be reported and a workers’ compensation claim filed, so that you will get the benefits you deserve. Our Georgia workers’ compensation attorneys at Parsons Law Group can help you understand the process of filing a claim. Additionally, if you are re-injured, we help you sort out the complex situation that results.

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced Georgia caught-between accident lawyers.

How Can Parsons Law Group Help You After a Caught Between Accidents at Work in Georgia?

Caught-between accidents occur when someone is squeezed, caught, compressed, crushed, or pinched between two or more objects. Examples include getting your hand stuck in a piece of machinery or being crushed between two heavy objects. The results are often life-altering for the worker.

These types of workers’ comp cases are incredibly complex. Experience matters when you hire a Georgia caught-between-accident lawyer.

With offices in Atlanta and Savannah, our Georgia workers’ compensation lawyers have decades of experience. We have the skills, resources, and legal knowledge to take on the largest corporations and insurance providers. Our lead attorney, J. Michale Parsons, has been practicing for more than 27 years.

When you hire our top-rated workers’ compensation attorneys in Georgia, you can expect us to:

  • Investigate what caused your caught between accident and identify all parties responsible for your injury
  • File all documents to obtain workers’ compensation benefits
  • Explore third-party claims when the evidence supports them
  • Appeal denials of your workers’ comp claim
  • Negotiate settlements for permanent disability and impairments
  • Litigate your case if necessary to protect your rights after a workplace accident

We use our vast knowledge of Georgia workers’ compensation laws and the workers’ comp system to fight for justice for our clients. At Parsons Law Group, our lawyers have recovered over $100 million in workers’ compensation claims for our clients.

Contact Parsons Law Group to schedule a free case evaluation with an experienced caught-between-accident lawyer in Georgia.

Caught Between Accidents Cause Severe On-the-Job Injuries in Georgia

Caught-in or caught-between hazards is one of OSHA’s “fatal four” accidents. There is a high risk for severe injuries in a caught-between accident.

Examples of injuries caused by caught between accidents include:

  • Amputations
  • Loss of limits
  • Crushing injuries
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Internal organ damages
  • Paralysis
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Internal bleeding
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Loss of internal organs and/or bodily functions

Immediate medical treatment is crucial after a caught-between accident. Delays in medical care could increase the risk of death and permanent impairments. After seeking medical treatment, seek legal advice from an experienced Georgia caught-between-accident lawyer. At Parsons Law Group, we’ll handle all aspects of your case so you can focus on healing and recovery. 

Understanding Your Current Workers’ Compensation Status

Filing a workers’ compensation claim in Georgia can be tricky but it’s critical that you understand it. It’s important for an injured worker to understand the benefits they are entitled to, the duration of the benefits, and any conditions attached. 

The state’s Board of Workers’ Compensation explains that the first step is filling out and turning in a WC-14 form to your employer. In Georgia it must be turned in within a year, but the sooner the better. The more specific details describing the accident that caused the injury, the faster your claim will be processed. It will take time for the insurance coverage to get in place so the recovery will run smoothly.

Any employer with more than three employees is obligated to carry workers’ compensation insurance, with a few exceptions. Farmers, independent contractors, and US government employees are not covered, for instance.

There are three main benefits to going through the claims process. One is that you will get medical treatment at no cost to you. Two, you can recover lost wages, and three, therapy will be covered. Here is a more detailed list of what is covered:

  • Prescriptions
  • Travel expenses
  • Physical Therapy
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Death benefits

Delays can occur at any point, for a number of reasons, and an attorney will help you to get your claim back on track and manage your finances.

Medical and Health Management

The healing process may be drawn out for months, but you should understand several important factors so you can get back to full health and back to work. 

  • Keep all medical and therapy appointments
  • Keep track of all expenses you incur including travel expenses and parking, so you can get reimbursed
  • Be willing to try any sort of therapy or counseling, including alternative treatments
  • Do not return to work until you feel fully ready

In some instances, a return to the workplace may be ordered but if you don’t feel 100% ready, light duty or duty restrictions may be necessary.

Returning to Work

Skilled workers’ compensation attorneys may need to intervene on your behalf if you’re being pushed to return to work before you’re healed fully. Discussions of modified duty or accommodations should happen before a meaningful return date is on the calendar. Additional safety training may be necessary. In some instances, employers may need to make safety improvements to prevent anyone else from being injured.

Sometimes re-injury occurs when you return too soon, or the employer hasn’t corrected safety issues. In those situations, you want an attorney representing you, because he or she can help sort out the complex situation. Call us today to learn more.

Contact Us for More Information About Caught Between Workers Comp Claims in Georgia

At Parsons Law Group, we have nearly three decades of experience. We meticulously prepare your case to make a compelling argument for settlement. If necessary, we are prepared to go to court. Call our office today to schedule a free case review with an experienced Atlanta and Savannah workers’ compensation lawyer.