Cedartown Law Blog

Spinal cord injuries are serious in all cases

Across the nation, around one person out of every 50 people is paralyzed. That equates to around 5.4 million individuals at any given time. Trying to live with this type of condition can be harrowing, but the advances in technology are making it somewhat easier. These come in the form of medications, therapy and assistive devices. Finding the options that work for you is imperative so that you aren't wasting time or money.

On-the-job injuries should lead to a workers' compensation claim

The premiums that are due for workers' compensation are the duty of the employer to pay. These are considered a regular business expense, so they can't be passed on to the employees. Since Georgia law requires almost all employers to carry this coverage, the vast majority of workers are covered. While some companies might try to convince workers to not make workers' compensation claims when they get injured, all employees have the right to file their claim after an on-the-job injury.

Is texting and driving really that dangerous?

Time and time again, it leads to accidents. Take, for example, studies that have found that it's actually six times as likely that you'll get in a wreck while texting than if you were driving drunk. Or, look at the claims that a full 25 percent of accidents in the United States stem from texting behind the wheel.

Financial damages can come from medical care after a crash

A car wreck can have a negative impact on your life, but you should try to take things one step at a time after it. One of the most important things you can do is to get medical care for the injuries you have. It is a good idea to have an evaluation even if you don't think that you have anything wrong with you so that the doctor can check things out.

In the case of a serious injury, you will likely need to be taken to an emergency room via an ambulance from the scene. This can be a very difficult thing to handle, especially since there will likely be a lot going on when you get there.

Slip-and-fall accidents can lead to catastrophic injuries

Slip-and-fall accidents are very difficult incidents that can lead to very serious injuries that impact the victim for the remainder of their days. This can mean that they have to deal with very expensive care needs. Some people who suffer these injuries can have very big effects on their lives. The physical pain, the mental anguish and the other hardships can all make life difficult for the victims.

Some individuals who are involved in a slip and fall might have a catastrophic injury that won't enable them to return to work. These can include spinal cord damage or brain injuries. It is possible that you might have an influx in bills from the accident while you are facing the possibility of not being able to return to work.

Proper treatment is critical after a dog bite

Being bitten by a dog can lead to serious tissue damage and possible infections. When you are in this position, you have to ensure that you are getting the medical care necessary to minimize the impact that the injury has on your life.

One of the most important things for the medical staff to do is to ensure that the area is irrigated thoroughly. Unfortunately, this is likely going to be uncomfortable. There are some disagreements about exactly what kind of irrigation is necessary in these cases. Some doctors believe that low-pressure irrigation is ideal, but others think that high pressure will get more of the bacteria out of the wound. The argument against high-pressure irrigation is that bacteria might be pushed deeper into the tissues.

Seeking compensation is about more than money

There are many reasons why car accidents might occur. The most troubling of these occur when there is a preventable reason for the crash. Some of these include a drunk, distracted or fatigued driver. In all of these cases, the driver could have taken simple steps to not be involved in a crash.

Unfortunately, these crashes can lead to very serious injuries that demand medical care and might require time off work. This means that you might face an influx of medical bills while you are also dealing with a lack of income. Together, this can create a financial tragedy that makes your life difficult and everything much more stressful.

Workers' compensation protects you in Georgia

Georgia's workers' compensation system is designed to protect those who get hurt or sickened while working for an employer. Employers carry workers' compensation insurance to prevent themselves from being liable for a worker's injuries.

Georgia's system is designed as a no-fault system of insurance. This means that the employer and private insurer will pay benefits to injured employees even when the accident was caused by the employee's actions or medical condition. There are some exceptions to this rule, e.g., if employees intentionally cause harm to themselves in order to make claims.

Seek compensation from uninsured and underinsured drivers

One of the primary questions that comes up when a person is in a car wreck is how they are going to pay for the cost of the crash. The answer to this isn't always easy. In some instances, you may have to fight for every penny that is due to you. This is particularly the case if you are struck by a driver who didn't have proper insurance coverage. Hopefully, you have uninsured and underinsured coverage on your policy (but all hope isn't lost if you don't).

We know that you might be concerned about every cent that you are spending right now. This might be even more accurate if you can't return to work because of your injuries. In this instance, there is a good chance that you don't have an income right now. You may feel like you are drowning in the bills that stem from the accident.

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