Treated Unfairly After a Workplace Injury?
Experienced Workers' Compensation Lawyers in Savannah, Georgia
When you are injured on the job or develop a work-related ailment, your employer should pay for your medical care and lost wages, plus compensation for any lasting disability. However, some employers and their insurers are hostile to your rights and often refuse to pay injured employees their full benefits.
Smart & Harris stands up for you to protect your rights if your benefits claim is denied, if you are refused the treatment you need, or if you are otherwise mistreated in a workers' compensation case.
Our law firm represents injured workers in the Savannah area and coastal Georgia, as well as clients in the South Carolina Low Country. We have years of experience and a record of results in workers' compensation cases. Contact us today for a free consultation and enforcement of your rights.
Work Accidents • Repetitive Stress Injury • Harmful Exposures
Attorney Don Smart brings 35 years of experience to your case. He intervenes to demand that the workers' compensation insurance carrier pay all entitled benefits or to get employers to back down from unreasonable and illegal treatment. He has successfully appealed workers' comp claims before the Georgia Board of Workers Compensation and in the courts as well.
Smart & Harris has handled every type of workers' compensation claim:
- Broken bones and serious lacerations
- Back injury, neck injury or head injury
- Injuries to knees, shoulders and joints
- Severed fingers or nerve damage
- Chemical burns or toxic fumes
- Carpal tunnel syndrome and other cumulative trauma
- Claims under the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act
We know that denial of prompt and proper medical treatment can result in permanent damage. We represented a surgical assistant who suffered a cut on her hand. What seemed a minor injury was in fact a severed tendon that ultimately froze her entire arm and left her permanently disabled from her profession. Our attorneys were able to help her recover the compensation she deserved for her injuries.
Employers cannot dictate which doctors you see. Only a physician can clear you to resume your job. Your employer must take you back after a temporary disability. Don Smart will explain and enforce your rights.
Call our Savannah office at (912)-201-2332, Brunswick office at (912) 262-9464 for a free consultation, or contact us online.
Mr. Smart also explores personal injury lawsuits for additional compensation if negligence of a third party (other than your employer) caused your work-related accident.