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A construction siteIf you’ve been injured on the job, you’re facing a major decision: do you file a worker’s comp claim, or do you file a personal injury lawsuit? Choosing one means you can’t choose the other. It’s critical to understand the difference between the two so that you can make an informed decision, and more importantly, get the compensation you need. 

The Atlanta attorneys at Slappey & Sadd know both personal injury and workers’ compensation law. We can help you decide what kind of claim to pursue and help you navigate the process. Reach out online or call us at 888-474-9616 to schedule a free consultation to discuss how we can help you. 

Workers’ Compensation is “No-Fault” 

 A woman laying in a hospital bedIf you’ve been injured, you are probably just starting to feel the impacts on your day-to-day life. First and foremost, you have to schedule appointments with your doctors to undergo medical treatment and possibly physical therapy. Of course, your treatment will require time off of work, in addition to the time you may have already missed immediately after the accident. On top of all of that, there is the paperwork, phone calls, and battling with your insurance company to cover your claim. The situation only becomes more complicated the more serously you are injured. 

At Slappey & Sadd, we understand the challenges you are facing. We help injured people in the Atlanta area and across the state of Georgia get the compensation they deserve by providing tireless, aggressive legal representation. If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, we can help – call us at 404-255-6677 or visit us online to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. 

1. A Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You Get the Treatment You Need

A chalkboard with a question mark drawn on itUnderstandably, people can often be reluctant to contact a lawyer. Lawyers have a reputation for being expensive, and maybe you’re worried about suing another person. The problem is that if you wait too long, you could jeopardize your case and even lose your rights. It never hurts to contact a lawyer even if you’re not sure you need one – an experienced personal injury attorney can help you understand your options. 

If you’ve been injured, the personal injury attorneys at Slappey & Sadd can help. We can help you assemble the evidence you may need, deal with the insurance companies, and make sure you get the compensation you deserve. If you’re worried about the cost, you pay no legal fees unless we recover compensation for you. Call us at 888-474-9616 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case and how we can help you.  

What Health Insurance Doesn’t Cover

The scales of justiceIf you’ve been injured in an accident, you may be wondering how you can get your life back. You can’t undo what happened, but you can seek compensation for your injuries. In order to prevail, however, you need to understand the basic elements of your case that you will need to prove. You will not be able to recover compensation for your injuries unless you can prove each element of your case. 

The personal injury attorneys at Slappey & Sadd can help you prove your case so that you can get the compensation you are entitled to. We work with accident victims in the Atlanta metro area and across the state of Georgia. If you’ve been injured and don’t know what to do, contact us at 404-255-6677 to schedule a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys. 

Negligence

A dog splashing in a swimming poolFor many Georgians, summertime means swimming. As enjoyable as swimming can be, accidents happen more often than you think. If you or someone you love has suffered an accident at a pool, it can be overwhelming just getting the treatment you need. If someone else is at fault, it is unfortunately difficult to figure out who should be held liable. 

The personal injury attorneys at Slappey & Sadd can help. We’ve been helping people in the Atlanta area and across the state of Georgia since 1992. Give us a call at 404-255-6677 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys. 

Common Swimming Pool Accidents

lawyer standing next to a gavel with the scale of justice behind himMany people equate personal injury lawyers with car accident cases and aren’t sure who to contact if they are injured in another kind of accident. Some people, unfortunately, aren’t even sure if they have a legal claim against the party who injured them. As a result, there are many victims who wind up missing out on thousands of dollars in compensation that could help them rebuild their lives. 

If you’re injured and want to understand your rights, contact Slappey & Sadd today by calling 404-255-6677. We help people in the Atlanta area and across the state of Georgia get the compensation they deserve. Initial consultations are always free. 

Personal Injury Lawyers Handle Many Different Kinds of Cases

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The Fourth of July is one of our favorite holidays – it’s a great time to celebrate our nation with family and friends. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most dangerous holidays, especially when it falls on a weekend. Although it falls on a Thursday this year, there will still be a significant number of injuries and even deaths due to the negligence of others.

Founded in 1992, the personal injury law firm of Slappey & Sadd have the knowledge, skill, and experience to help you no matter how you were injured. We work with injured Georgians in Atlanta and across the state. If you’ve been injured and want to understand your options, contact us today to schedule your free consultation by calling 404-255-6677.

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A booted foot about to step onto a banana peelAny injury can be a lot to deal with, but injuries sustained at work can be particularly complicated. Legal issues aside, perhaps the biggest challenge is what to do about your lost income. Thankfully, workers’ compensation is available to most employees, but it’s important to understand how workers’ compensation relates to other options you may have. In this post and the next, we’ll cover the options available to you in order to get the compensation you need.

Understand your options

If you’ve been injured on the job, the first thing to do is to make sure you understand all of your options. In some cases, you may be able to pursue more than one claim. In other instances, you choose one option to the exclusion of all others. As a result, you need to know at the outset which options are available to you and the advantages and disadvantages related to each.  

A pile of one dollars bills.In every personal injury case, the parties are trying to work out whether or not one party should be held liable for the injuries and losses of the other party. If the other party is found to be at fault for the accident, then the question becomes how the injured party should be made whole. Because you can’t undo the damage that was done, the only viable option is to award monetary compensation to the victim. The amount of compensation that the victim is entitled to receive is referred to as “damages” in the legal context.

If you are injured in an accident and meet with a personal injury attorney, one of the first things your attorney will do is try to estimate the damages that you may be entitled to. A discussion of the components of your claim may be helpful in determining how your attorney calculates this amount.

General vs. Special DamagesThe first thing to understand is the distinction between general damages and special damages.

A judge's gavelIf you’ve been injured in an accident, you may be tempted to try to handle your claim without an attorney. In our experience, however, non-lawyers who handle their own claims typically wind up with a less favorable result. And once you settle your claim, that’s it – you can’t go back and ask for more. Hiring a personal injury attorney can make sure that you get a fair result and that all of your losses are covered.

1. A Lawyer Can Help You Evaluate Your Claim

Determining what your claim is worth is not as easy as you might think, and it can therefore be difficult to know what a fair settlement amount is.