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Going from healthy to injured and paralyzed is a heartbreaking and scary prospect.

Your life is changed, possibly forever, all because of an accident while you were on the job. When something like this happens, it can be hard to know where to begin. Our Atlanta workers’ comp attorneys have a basic guide outlining the steps you should take after your doctor has determined that you’ve suffered a paralyzing injury.
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Although the number of workplace injuries has fallen since 2011, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the risk of injury or illness remains high for employees in air transportation, public sector construction, nursing homes, and some other jobs.

If you were injured while on the job, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Depending on the severity of your injury, your employer could be held liable for lost wages, medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, and benefits to your dependents.

Take these steps after a workplace injury to ensure your claim is properly established: