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Georgia Workers’ Compensation Law


Dealing With Catastrophic Injuries Such As Paralysis


If you sustained a catastrophic injury at work, you may be entitled to lifetime benefits. A catastrophic injury is any injury that permanently prevents you from returning to work. For example, brain and spinal cord injuries are considered catastrophic injuries. If you or a family member sustained a catastrophic injury at work, a lawyer from The Law Office of Bryan S. Hawkins can help you understand your rights and determine the best course of action in your situation.

We offer free initial consultations and serve workers throughout Georgia. To schedule yours, please call us in Augusta at 706-305-1130 or send us an email using our contact form.

Types of Catastrophic Injuries

Firm founder Bryan S. Hawkins spent the first part of his career in workers’ compensation defense. His experience helps his current clients by allowing us to anticipate and act on the opposition’s moves. It’s like having the other team’s playbook in our hands.

If you are dealing with a catastrophic injury, you can be confident that our workers’ compensation lawyers are dedicated to maximizing your workers’ compensation benefits after any workplace injury, such as:

You May Be Entitled to Lifetime Benefits

Under Georgia law, an injured worker can collect up to 400 weeks of workers’ compensation benefits. When an injury is categorized as catastrophic, however, there are cases where the 400-week cap can be removed. This allows the injured worker to receive lifetime benefits. The workers’ compensation insurance carrier will frequently attempt to get the worker to accept a lump sum payment. One of our attorneys can help determine if a lump sum settlement is in your best interests.

Contact Us For A Free Case Evaluation Today

To discuss a catastrophic injury claim with one of our caring attorneys, please call our Augusta office at 706-305-1130. You may also contact us online. We promptly respond to phone calls and emails.