Our law firm is proud to serve local military personnel and their families by helping them understand their right to compensation under Georgia injury law.
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Warner Robins, GA 31099
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Our Georgia lawyers help injured military personnel and their families near Warner Robins secure justice and compensation for lost wages, funeral expenses, medical bills, and pain and suffering.
The state of Georgia has a proud history of support for our armed forces, with 13 military bases spread across the state representing nearly every branch of the military—from the United States Air Force and Army to the Marine Corps and Navy. These bases are not only important for our nation’s security, but also for the local economy.
Robins Air Force Base is the biggest employer in the Warner Robins area (including Houston and Peach counties), contributing over 25,000 military, civil service and contractor jobs to the local economy. The base has helped provide economic stability for Warner Robins and the entire Middle Georgia region since its construction in the 1940s. Nearby, Fort Benning outside of Columbus and the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany employs thousands more Georgians.
With such a large population of proud military personnel and families here in Georgia, it’s inevitable that many members of this community experience serious injuries, disability or even wrongful death due to negligence as a result of car accidents, truck accidents, work-related accidents, defective products, slip and falls or other types of personal injury.
At the injury law firm of Westmoreland, Patterson, Moseley & Hinson, one of Georgia’s oldest and most distinguished personal injury law firms, our attorneys understand the complicated and confusing rules that military personnel (active and retired) and their families must follow in the event of an on-base or off-base accident.
In the past, our law firm has helped many service members in injury cases involving:
- Civilian contractors injured while working on bases
- Service members who were injured in car wrecks that occurred off base while they were stationed at Robins Air Force Base
- Military civilians workers’ compensation cases at civilian jobs
- Military independent contractors who have been moved or reassigned, but were injured while in Georgia
We’ve helped service members through the entire personal injury process and litigated their cases to positive outcomes when necessary. As with all our clients, we skillfully handle military member’s injury claims and provide assistance with the reimbursement claims that are common when the injured person has government benefits such as Tricare or VA, or they received treatment at one of the on-base medical facilities.
We have also helped individuals with claims that have happened while on the Robins Air Force Base and Marine Base in Albany. We welcome calls from all our local service members and base employees. If we can’t help you for any reason, we will steer you towards someone who can.
Our experienced Warner Robins attorneys primarily focus on representing local military families, non-active service members, and military contractors who are injured in accidents outside of the base or during their deployment in the state of Georgia. If you are injured while on active duty either in battle or while employed by the federal government, then you should seek out an attorney near you who specializes in such cases.
“Mr. Pyles and Mr. Yazinski helped me with my employer disability benefits and my Social Security Benefits. Becki Hyatt always kept me informed and went above and beyond to help me. This law firm will fight for you when you are not physically able to fight for yourself!”
Military injury and death statistics
Most people believe that most military injuries and deaths arise during deployment to the battlefield; however, the reality is that a vast majority of injuries that military members and their families suffer happens off-base or outside the scope of their service.
Consider these injury statistics:
- Almost 50 percent of military personnel experience 1 or more injuries each year.
- Military injuries result in over 2,000,000 medical encounters annually across military services.
- Most injuries require 90-120 or more days of restricted work or lost duty time, in addition to the cost of treatment.
- The injury rate for the Army is 2,500 reported injuries for every 1,000 soldiers. This means that every soldier could potentially go to sick call at least twice a year for a musculoskeletal injury.
- Injuries were the second cause of military hospitalizations, accounting for almost 110,000 days in the hospital.
- Injuries are the leading cause of outpatient clinic visits.
- Musculoskeletal injuries accounted for 68 percent of all limited-duty days and medical profiles, adding up to an estimated 25 million limited-duty days per year.
- In a cohort study of U.S. military casualties among service members evacuated from Iraq and Afghanistan, non-battle injury accounted for approximately one-third of total casualties and 11.5 percent of all deaths.
- The 3 leading causes of non-battle injury for Afghanistan and Iraq, respectively, were sports/physical training (23 and 24 percent), falls/jumps (19 and 16 percent) and military vehicle-related accidents (8 and 11 percent).
Common non-battle military injuries and causes
A vast majority of injuries military personnel experience are musculoskeletal injuries such as overuse strains, sprains and stress fractures—often in the lower extremities such as the ankle, foot, knee and lower leg. These injuries can be caused by auto accidents, exercising or while performing some other off-base activity.
Other common injuries among military members and their families include:
- Back and shoulder injuries (often associated with heavy lifting and carrying)
- Knee and ankle injuries
- Head and brain injuries
- Bone fractures and dislocations
- Gastrointestinal (GI) conditions
- Dermatologic (skin) and respiratory (lung) conditions
- Orofacial and dental injuries
- Foot pain and injuries
Additional factors that can increase a person’s risk of injury include their gender, age, physical fitness level, weight, body mass, nutrition and behaviors like smoking and drinking.
Get a FREE consultation from an experienced Warner Robins, GA personal injury lawyer
Here at the law firm of Westmoreland, Patterson, Moseley & Hinson, we are proud to serve our brave men and women in the military. Whether you were injured while stationed at Robins AFB or one of Georgia’s other military bases, we encourage you to reach out to our team for answers to your questions. We have experience representing injured military personnel and military families.
If you need legal advice, we are here to help. Our dedicated attorneys at WPMH Legal have over 50 years of experience on our side to help you win your case. With offices located in Warner Robins, Macon, and Albany, we serve clients across the state of Georgia.