Atlanta UPS Employees Workers’ Compensation Attorney
UPS is one of the largest delivery services in Atlanta, Georgia. It has warehouses of employees that work to load and unload trucks. It has a massive number of drivers who head out each day to move those packages to their final destinations. There are many situations in which an employee can suffer injuries in these cases.
At The Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson, we work with many people who need to file UPS workers’ compensation claims. Our goal is to ensure that you always receive fair compensation for the losses you’ve incurred. Yet, you should not do this on your own without the support of an attorney.
The number of injuries is worrisome.
Thousands of people suffer injuries as delivery drivers or couriers. It’s estimated that some of these firms have as high as 40% of their drivers suffering injuries while working. The risks are high. When an injury occurs, you have the right to receive compensation from your employer for your losses. Yet, work injury claims for UPS employees aren’t always the simplest of processes.
UPS has many rules and requirements. Depending on where you work and what you do, you may have very few injuries reported. Other times, there are numerous. One thing you can count on is that UPS drivers, warehouse workers, and others may find workers’ compensation complex. Often, adjusters want to usher you through the process quickly so that you can get back to work and minimize how much they pay out.
It’s our job, as an attorney, to protect you in your right to file UPS workers’ compensation claims that are comprehensive and fair. That’s exactly what we do.
Common Injuries Suffered by UPS employees in Atlanta
Under Georgia law, any type of injury or illness you suffer while working could be considered for workers’ compensation. You do not need to prove that the employer, manager, or another employee was responsible for your losses.
The most commonly reported injuries for UPS workers included the following:
- Back Injuries: Lifting, twisting, turning too quickly, slipping on wet surfaces, and numerous other things can cause back injuries. This can sometimes be debilitating, making it impossible to work or engage in the things you enjoy.
- Motor Vehicle Crashes: UPS drivers, who have to make frequent stops, are at high risk of being involved in a motor vehicle crash. This can occur due to other drivers striking your vehicle, such as in a rear-ending, or it can happen when the truck collides with stationary objects.
- Slips and Trips: Slipping on wet surfaces in the warehouse or on the customer’s driveway can lead to damaging injuries. In some situations, this can lead to a strike to the head, causing traumatic brain injuries. Other times, it may cause a person to suffer broken bones.
- Forklift Injuries: Forklifts do a lot of the heavy work in the warehouse and support UPS workers, but they are also very dangerous, especially when not used properly. An injury can cause serious and even life-threatening complications.
- Burns: Burns from heat exposure, touching equipment, or failure of equipment is a very common cause of injury to UPS drivers. This can lead to disfigurement and ongoing pain and discomfort.
Unfortunately, some UPS workers have been killed while working. Workers’ compensation in claims like this is often very complicated. If your immediate family member lost their life while working, please reach out to our attorneys for immediate help.
Why You Need an Attorney for UPS Workers’ Compensation Claims
Hiring an attorney to represent you in a court of law can help minimize your risks. Yet, often, our legal support can happen much sooner. We work with you and the insurance adjuster to settle the claims you have for the highest value possible. There are several reasons why you should do this.
Let us determine all of your losses
Work injury claims for UPS employees cover all losses sustained during the process. This may include:
- Medical bills from the ER
- Surgical procedures
- Lost time at work
- Rehabilitation needs
- Long-term hospital stays
- Equipment needed at home while you heal
Most people also qualify for pain and suffering claims. Our goal is to determine how much is owed to you extensively to ensure you don’t settle for less than what’s owed to you.
Minimize violations of your rights
Even the best employers and managers at UPS can put you at risk for limiting your claims. For example, if you’re asked about previous injuries, the insurance adjuster may claim that the injury is from a preexisting condition and not a new accident. Our goal is to minimize those risks.
Ensure exceptional support
Our team helps you through the entire claims process. We aim to keep you educated, supported, and in charge of your outcome. This is very important in situations where you may not know the full extent of your injuries or losses yet, or you may not be able to go back to work at all.
Common Questions About UPS Workers’ Compensation Claims in Georgia
UPS is a fair company. Why do I need an attorney to file a workers’ compensation claim?
While you do not legally have to have an attorney, UPS is a large organization with its own high-powered attorneys who have the goal of reducing your claim as much as possible. It’s often in the best interest of our clients to learn if their proposed settlement is truly fair before accepting.
Can I go back to work at UPS after filing a workers’ compensation claim?
Filing a workers’ compensation claim for work injuries at UPS does not stop you from working, according to your doctor’s orders. Keep in mind that you don’t want to do anything to jeopardize your right to compensation.
Why Trust The Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson?
Work injury claims for UPS employees are more effective and efficient when you have legal guidance. With over 10,000 cases under our belts and more than $250 million in recoveries for our clients, we’re confident we can help you as well.
Call our offices now for a free consultation to discuss your UPS workers’ compensation claims.