Jonesboro Work Accident Lawyers: Advocating For Your Rights With Decades Of Experience
Accidents on the job can result in serious injuries and extended time off the job, impacting your livelihood and well-being. You may be left with mounting medical bills, rehabilitation costs and the stress of lost income during recovery. This disruption to your usual way of life can be overwhelming. It may affect not just your financial stability, but also your mental health and family dynamics. It’s crucial to recognize the far-reaching effects of work-related accidents, as they extend beyond the immediate injury and can profoundly alter your long-term security and quality of life.
At Skibiel Law in Jonesboro, we understand the challenges you’re facing. We commit our practice to helping victims of workplace accidents recover as fully as possible. We want you to have access to quality medical care and maximum compensation for your injuries and losses. We advocate for clients in Hapeville, Atlanta and the surrounding counties of Georgia.
Workplace Accidents Can Leave You With Many Types Of Losses
If you were injured in a job-related accident – regardless of fault or circumstances – you may be entitled to medical and wage benefits under the Georgia workers’ compensation system. Additionally, if the negligence of a third party caused or contributed to your work accident, you might have grounds to pursue a separate personal injury lawsuit against that party. A successful lawsuit can give you significant compensation on top of your workers’ comp benefits, including compensation for your pain and suffering.
Our lawyers handle both types of cases. We want to ensure that you get every last dollar that you deserve.
Benefit From Our Experience Handling Every Type Of Work-Related Accident Case
With more than 30 years of experience, our lead attorney – Mark A. Skibiel – has handled every type of workplace accident case, including:
- Lifting injuries (back injuries, shoulder and knee injuries)
- Falling accidents (heights, ladders, slippery floors)
- Machinery and equipment accidents
- On-duty vehicle accidents
- Construction accidents
- Electrical shock
- Fires and explosions
- Toxic exposures
- Workplace violence
- Workplace fatalities
As a former insurance lawyer, Mark understands the tactics that insurance companies often use to minimize or deny workers’ comp claims. He will protect your rights and stand up for you.
|What Constitutes A “Workplace” Accident?
Compensable accidents do not always occur in the traditional workplace. You might be able to claim workers’ comp if you were injured in the company parking lot, in your own car, at a construction site or at a customer’s place of business. It’s not where you were injured, but whether the accident was work-related. Our attorneys are skilled and experienced at establishing that clients were “on duty” for purposes of workers’ compensation.
Third-Party Liability For Work Accidents
In most cases, employers must provide benefits even if workplace accidents stem from the worker’s own negligence or clumsiness. The trade-off is that workers cannot sue their employers or co-workers for negligence.
However, you may have a claim against other entities outside the chain of employment. Our lawyers are mindful of potential third-party claims beyond the limited benefits of workers’ comp. We can explore lawsuits for personal injury or wrongful death against manufacturers, subcontractors, property owners, utility companies, motorists or other parties.
Proven Advocates For Injured Georgia Workers
Call us locally at 770-968-3445 or toll-free at 770-968-3554 to schedule your free initial consultation with an experienced Jonesboro workplace accident lawyer. You may also contact us online. We handle cases on a contingency basis, meaning there are no attorney’s fees unless we make a recovery for you.*
*You may be responsible for any court costs or additional legal expenses should your case go to trial.