More than 145,000 people work in thousands of warehouses in the United States. They are an essential part of the supply chain. Unfortunately, the injury rate for warehouse workers is higher than the average for the entire workforce. For victims, an injury may be devastating.
For each individual victim, an injury can come with significant financial and personal losses. They may be unable to work. Medical care may be significant. The Moebes Law Atlanta warehouse accident lawyers help victims protect their legal rights. We can help you claim workers’ compensation and the benefits that you deserve.
Lawyers for Warehouse Accident Victims
You may deserve workers’ compensation. At Moebes Law, we are lawyers for warehouse accident victims. Our lawyers can help you bring your claim and navigate the claims process.
Don’t settle for less than you deserve. Contact us for your consultation. Start your case today.
Why Do Warehouse Accidents Occur?
Warehouse accidents have several common causes, including:
- Lack of personal protective equipment; it is not provided or not used
- Inadequate signs directing movement
- Anti-slip materials, slippery surfaces, failing to warn workers of hazards
- Disregarding equipment capacity loads
- Failing to stop processes when dangers arise
- Overexertion, repetitive stress injuries
- Rushing, understaffing
- Poor storage and packaging of items
- Forklift malfunctions, failing to secure loads during transportation
- Fire, inadequate fire safety, not having proper fire extinguishers
- Objects left in the path that create trip and fall hazards
- Poor equipment maintenance and repair
- Machine entanglement, stuck under, stuck between dangers
- Pallet collapse
- Electrical malfunctions
- Toxic chemical exposure
There are many different sources of danger in a warehouse. For a worker, any single error may cause serious injury. Something that may have gone well many times may produce an injury in a split second.
Workers’ compensation does not depend on proving that the employer is at fault. The workers’ compensation system is a no-fault benefit system that compensates the employee without having to prove employer negligence.
Workers’ Compensation for Warehouse Accident Victims
Workers’ compensation may be available if you have been injured in a warehouse accident. The benefits you receive may cover your medical care, replace a percentage of your income, and compensate you for permanent disability resulting from your injuries.
An accident victim is eligible for this compensation through the Georgia workers’ compensation system from their first day of employment. To receive compensation, the worker must take the proper steps to notify the employer of the injury and request their benefits.
Most Common Warehouse Injuries
Common warehouse injuries include:
- Brain damage
- Internal organ damage
- Back strain
- Broken bones
- Respiratory distress
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Spinal cord damage and paralysis
Workers’ compensation should include medical care with no cost to the victim – including no co-pays or insurance. The injured worker must choose from authorized providers to receive their treatment.
Helping Warehouse Injury Victims
Getting workers’ compensation should be straightforward. However, it can be complex for several reasons. The insurance company may try to confuse you or outright deny your benefits. At Moebes Law, we help warehouse injury victims. Our lawyers for Atlanta workers’ compensation claims put you on an equal playing field with experienced, skillful representation personalized to your needs.
Our lawyers handle the procedural steps involved in bringing a case. We know what benefits you may receive and how to value them. It is our goal to protect your rights by responding to the insurance company and presenting the evidence needed to make your claim a success.
Receivable Warehouse Accident Benefits Through Workers’ Compensation
Benefits available through workers’ compensation for warehouse injuries are:
- Emergency medical care (seek the nearest available appropriate care)
- Medical care at no cost to you from authorized providers
- Rehabilitation until you reach maximum medical improvement
- Occupational retraining if injuries are catastrophic
- Replacement income, awarded as a percentage of your income before the injury, up to a maximum amount
- Permanent partial disability benefits for disability after reaching maximum medical improvement
- Catastrophic injury benefits
- Death benefits
In warehouse accidents, injuries are often serious. Large objects are often involved in daily work. Equipment and machinery can cause serious damage. Our lawyers ensure that you get compensated fairly for your losses and harms.
The insurance company does not have the final say regarding your workers’ compensation benefits. If you disagree with their determination of benefits, you may ask for a hearing. Our lawyers can help. Of course, the best time to contact us is as soon as possible following an injury. We offer complete representation throughout your entire case.
Does the employer have to be at fault for the worker to receive benefits?
No. Generally, the employer is liable without regard to fault. In fact, the employer must pay compensation even if they took every precaution and reasonable step to prevent injury. There are exceptions if the employee committed willful misconduct or was intoxicated.
Experienced Representation in Atlanta and the Surrounding Areas
Our lawyers are here to serve you when you need experienced representation in Atlanta and the surrounding areas. At Moebes Law, we focus on workers’ compensation claims, representing the interests of injured victims. This niche has earned us recognition as a Top 25 Workers’ Compensation law firm from The National Trial Lawyers. We are also AVVO-Rated 10.0 “Superb” and Top Attorney in workers’ compensation.
These awards reflect our dedication to helping injured victims. We want to help you, too. See how our experience can help you with the complex process of navigating the workers’ compensation system.
Taking New Claims – Free Consultations
If you have been injured in a warehouse accident, we invite you to contact us. Have a consultation and get answers to your questions. You can start your case today.
The Moebes Law team is a group of injury lawyers committing to helping you get your life back on track. With experienced legal representation, your rights are protected while you focus on your recovery.
We are taking new claims. We offer free consultations.
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