Plant Vogtle Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
Were you hurt in a workplace accident at Plant Vogtle? Are you having trouble getting your worker’s compensation benefits claim approved? If so, turn to the experienced worker’s compensation attorneys of Chris Hudson & Associates for help.
The Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, commonly referred to as Plant Vogtle, a nuclear power plant located near Waynesboro is a significant part of the eastern Georgia job economy as it employs thousands of workers. Unfortunately, working at a nuclear power plant is dangerous, and Plant Vogtle has been the site of many workplace injuries. This plant is currently building two new reactors, which means more employees, more traffic, and even more opportunities for workplace accidents and injuries.
If you or a loved one have been injured while at work at Plant Vogtle, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation. At Chris Hudson & Associates, we receive numerous workers’ compensation claims from Vogtle Plant employees each year. Common workplace injuries include back, shoulder, and knee injuries. We also see many workers who suffer broken or fractured bones and other injuries as well.
When you are recovering from a work injury, you need the support of your employer and the worker’s comp insurance policy they carry. Unfortunately, in some cases, your employer or their insurer might ignore or deny your claim to save themselves money. Working with an experienced Georgia workers’ compensation lawyer is the best way to ensure that you get the benefits you’re rightly owed. If you were hurt on the job at Plant Vogtle, contact the experienced Augusta workers’ compensation attorneys at Chris Hudson & Associates today by calling 706-863-6600 to discuss your situation and how we can help.
Why Should I Choose Chris Hudson & Associates?
At Chris Hudson & Associates, we always put the needs of our clients first. We believe in helping injured workers get the compensation they need and deserve. After a work injury at Plant Vogtle, you might find that your employer and their insurance are more concerned with their bottom line than your health and recovery. At Chris Hudson & Associates, we are committed fighting for injured power plant workers in Georgia and make sure they receive the benefits they’re entitled to.
For more than 10 years, Chris Hudson & Associates has fought tirelessly to recover the workers’ compensation benefits our clients need and deserve while providing them with the care and support they need during their recovery. Chris Hudson & Associates will take over every aspect of your Plant Vogtle workers’ compensation case to ensure that you can focus on getting medical treatment and returning to work.
Chris Hudson & Associates is one of the few firms in the Augusta area that regularly handles workers’ compensation claims. Workers’ compensation is a very complicated body of laws and regulations. Chris Hudson has spent his legal career helping injured clients navigate this complex system. Chris Hudson has written the book, Understanding Georgia Workers’ Compensation, and numerous articles on the topic of workers’ compensation.
Common Plant Vogtle Workers’ Compensation Claims
Most accidents and occupational diseases in nuclear power plants are, in fact, not caused by radiation exposure. Instead, they are the result of more common dangers that industrial workers face.
Some of the most common causes of severe worker injuries at Plant Vogtle include:
- Confined spaces
- Fires and explosions
- Sprains, strains, and fractures
- Environmental stress
- Machinery accidents
- Falling object injuries
- Overexertion and repetitive motions
- Loud noises
- Transportation accidents
Did you suffer one of the above injuries – or an injury not listed – at Plant Vogtle? If so, Chris Hudson & Associates is ready to answer all of your questions and help you obtain the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve.
In Georgia, there is a time limit to file a workers’ compensation claim – one year from the date of your accident. If you receive medical care, the deadline is a year from the last time you received medical treatment that was paid for by the worker’s compensation insurance and two years from the date you received a check for worker’s comp. If you have been injured at Plant Vogtle or any other workplace in Georgia, you have 30 days to report your injury to your employer.
What Benefits Am I Entitled To?
In general, Georgia workers’ compensation provides three main benefits: medical, wage loss, and permanent disability. Medical benefits are typically provided from a list of medical doctors contained on an employer’s panel of doctors. However, if the list does not meet certain criteria, you may be able to choose your own doctor.
If you are totally disabled due to your workplace injury, you are entitled to two-thirds of your average weekly wage based on the 13 weeks prior to the accident. If you have permanent impairment to your body due to the work accident, you may be entitled to permanent disability payments. These disability payments are calculated based on the percentage of impairment to your body. The Augusta workers’ comp lawyers at Chris Hudson & Associates will often send clients for a second opinion to ensure that their impairment rating is accurate as this can significantly affect the value of a claim.
Because insurance companies are in business to make money, they may not voluntarily offer you all of the benefits you are entitled to. If you or a loved one have been injured at Plant Vogtle and want more information about workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to, contact the knowledgeable and compassionate Augusta workers’ compensation attorneys at Chris Hudson & Associates today.
Contact an Augusta Workers’ Compensation Attorney
If you have suffered a severe injury while working at Plant Vogtle, you need a skilled workers’ compensation attorney to help you navigate the often-challenging process of getting the benefits you deserve. The experienced and knowledgeable lawyers at Chris Hudson & Associates can help you correctly fill out your application so that you avoid the mistakes that cause workers’ comp claims to be denied. If your application has been denied, we will build a strong case and appeal the decision to help you get the benefits you deserve.
If you were hurt or became ill on the job at Vogtle Plant, workers’ compensation benefits exist to help you during your recovery. Chris Hudson & Associates is here to help make sure you get the full and fair benefits you are owed. Contact us online or call our office directly at 706-863-6600 now to schedule a free initial consultation.