Canton Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
Workers' Compensation in Georgia
The workers’ compensation program was developed to provide medical benefits and financial compensation to individuals who have suffered a workplace injury or occupational disease. If you were injured on the job, you may have the right to seek justice in the form of a workers’ compensation claim.
Based in Canton, Georgia, Hasty Pope, LLP is a preeminent law firm with more than 150 years of combined experience settling and litigating workers’ compensation cases. We proudly serve injured workers and their families in Canton, Gainesville, Atlanta, and beyond. With deep roots in the Polk/Cherokee County area, our attorneys are committed to helping people right here in our community get back on their feet.
Common Causes of Workplace Injuries
Workplace accidents and job-related injuries can and do occur for a variety of reasons. If you are eligible for workers’ compensation, you do not have to prove that your employer, a coworker, or any other party was negligent. However, you may need to prove that you were not behaving recklessly yourself, as this is a common defense to workers’ compensation claims.
At Hasty Pope, LLP, we represent clients who have suffered work-related injuries caused by:
- Vehicle accidents on the job
- Unsafe/defective machinery
- Defective products
- Repetitive stress
- Occupational diseases
- Hazardous conditions
- Exposure to harmful substances
- Fires and explosions
Our team is here to fight for you and the benefits you are owed. If you are having any issues with your workers’ compensation claim—from notifying your employer of the accident and filing your initial claim to appealing a notice of claim denial—turn to Hasty Pope, LLP.
Do You Need a Workers' Comp Lawyer?
If you have been injured at work, you may have the right to file a workers’ compensation claim. Work-related injuries can be severe, resulting in serious disabilities. Since there are very specific rules that apply to filing a claim and seeking benefits, your best course of action is to hire an injury attorney.
There are very specific rules that apply to disability payments, medical treatment, physician changes, vocational rehabilitation, and permanent partial disability benefits. The best way to avoid pitfalls is to contact an experienced lawyer as soon as possible after your accident.
Our Canton workers’ compensation attorneys can guide you through the complex process. Some situations—such as a car accident while working—may require a separate personal injury claim against the negligent party. Our firm can handle both cases on your behalf.
Representation for Workplace Injuries
At Hasty Pope, LLP, our lawyers have helped countless clients see their claims through from start to finish. We know how to address the complicated issues that surround work-related accidents. Our team can make sure you meet all deadlines and avoid the many common pitfalls that can affect your claim. Should your claim be denied, we can also assist you with the appeals process.
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$9,000,000 Wrongful Death
Settlement of $9 million in September of 2019. This was for the family of a 20-year-old man struck and killed by a driver who crossed the centerline in Cherokee County, Georgia on May 18, 2018.
$6,000,000 Truck Accident
A tractor-trailer lost control and struck two motorcyclists, both suffered catastrophic injuries.
$5,000,000 Rear-End Accident
A female client was rear-ended at a high rate of speed in Fannin County, Georgia, a county in North Georgia. The negligent driver was following too closely and failed to maintain control of her vehicle.
$2,800,000 Dental Malpractice
A woman sustained permanent injury to her mouth and teeth as result of dental work performed below the standard of care by a dentist employed by a large corporate dental chain.
$2,500,000 Intersection Collision
A woman suffered multiple injuries including head trauma, multiple rib fractures, and a collapsed left lung when another car ran a red light and struck her vehicle in West Palm Beach, Fla.
$2,000,000 Intersection Collision
Our 76-year-old client, Sara, was on her way home from the salon. She was driving through an intersection on a green light when a young driver turned in front of her.
$1,735,000 Distracted Driving Accident
Our client was struck and killed on I-985 in Hall County, Georgia. Our client had pulled off I-985 to secure his load and was outside all lanes of travel.
$1,700,000 T-Bone Collision
A woman suffered permanent injury to her dominant arm after being involved in a collision at Davis Drive and Mansell Road in Alpharetta, Georgia.
$1,650,000 Accident on MARTA Bus
Our client sustained an injury in an accident in which the wheelchair ramp of a MARTA bus closed on her foot in 2016.
$1,300,000 Rear-End Collision
Our client, a 49 year-old small business owner was on his way home from a job when his life was forever changed - he was rear ended at a high rate of speed by a large construction truck.