Call the Georgia workers’ compensation lawyers of Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C. about the best way to get the money you need after being hurt at work. We can help with your workers’ comp application and advise you on any potential personal injury lawsuits you may be eligible to pursue.
When you’ve been injured at work, filing a workers’ compensation claim is often the route to cover your medical expenses and obtain a portion of your wages while you’re off work caring for your injuries. However, if you were injured by someone other than your employer while you were on the job, you could be entitled to file a third-party claim or lawsuit against that party.
In a third-party claim, not only can you obtain compensation for medical expenses, but you can claim the full amount of your lost wages and compensation for your pain and suffering. Worker’s compensation does not cover these losses.
The Difference Between Workers’ Comp and Third-Party Claims
Workers’ compensation is an exclusive remedy, which means that in exchange for payment of workers’ compensation benefits, the injured worker may not sue the employee, except in specific circumstances.
While Georgia’s workers’ compensation laws allow you to recover only limited compensation, a third-party liability claim enables you to pursue full compensation, including loss of earning capabilities, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and more. If someone else injured you while you were working, such as an independent contractor on the job site or a negligent driver, you could file a third-party claim.
Injuries Commonly Suffered in the Workplace
Work comp benefits are available to most employees who suffer an injury during the course of work-related duties. Injuries suffered in the workplace include:
- Back and neck injuries
- Shoulder, knee and joint injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive motion injuries
- Hand injuries
- Foot injuries
- Vision and hearing loss
- Work-related stroke or heart attack
- Chemical burns
Call a Georgia Work Injury Attorney Today
Contact the Georgia work injury attorneys at Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C. when you’ve been injured on the job. We can review your case, help you with your workers’ compensation claim, or determine whether a third-party liability case would be an option for you.
If we can file a third-party claim, we will investigate the accident, determine the identity of the liable party, gather evidence, and present a demand for the compensation you deserve. We’ll negotiate for an appropriate settlement that covers all your losses. If the insurance company does not make an appropriate offer, we’ll file a lawsuit on your behalf.
Don’t wait. If you’ve been injured at work, contact Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C. to obtain the money you need to care for yourself. Call us today at (770) 205-8827.
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