Lifting Injuries: The Most Common Workplace Accidents In Georgia
Heavy lifting injuries are the most common work-related injury in Georgia. It affects nearly every worker in every industry. Do you work in an office lifting boxes of files? Do you drive a delivery truck? Are you a janitor who picks up heavy garbage bags? Unfortunately, it is also a type of workers’ compensation claim that is frequently denied.
At The Law Office of Bryan S. Hawkins, we know how to gather the evidence necessary to establish your claim for workers’ compensation. It’s all we do. With attorney Bryan S. Hawkins‘ experience as a former defense attorney, it is like we have the other side’s playbook to fight the challenges your opponent will make.
Notice. Medical Documentation. Aggravation. A Few Things You Need To Know.
Under Georgia workers’ compensation law, you must show that your injury occurred while you were working. Many claims for lifting injuries are denied on the basis that no one else witnessed the incident. How do you prove that an injury occurred at work when no one else saw it happen? Documentation.
The first step is to report the injury to your supervisor. The next step is to contact one of the knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorneys at The Law Office of Bryan S. Hawkins. He will help you gather the necessary medical evidence. He will make sure that you get an MRI that shows the extent of the damage.
You do NOT have to be in perfect health to recover workers’ compensation. Many cases involve the aggravation of pre-existing back injuries. We know how to make the link between your workplace accident and the progression of your injury.
Many cases involve the aggravation of existing injuries. We will gather documentation of your prior injuries contained in medical records. Prior MRIs are extremely helpful in bolstering your case by allowing us to show how the disc has moved or how the condition has worsened.