What are my options if I'm hurt in an on-the-job accident in Atlanta, but my employer doesn't have Georgia Workmans Comp insurance?
It is against the law for an employer not to carry Georgia Workmans Comp insurance, which is the same as Workers' Compensation insurance. The only exception to this law is if the employer only has 1 to 2 employees.
To understand the legal options you have available, speaking with an attorney is in your best interest. No matter what the reason is for your employer not carrying this insurance, you still could receive the compensation that you may be entitled to.
You may be able to pursue a personal injury claim. It could be against your employer or possibly a third party, depending on the circumstances surrounding your accident.
Third-party liability could be potentially pursued against a manufacturer, another driver (resulting from a car accident while on the job), a contractor/sub-contractor, property owner or even a government entity.
The state may also offer special funds to help workers who find themselves in the situation you are in. All of these options can be explored with the help of an attorney who handles Workmans Comp cases.
Don't make the mistake of thinking that you have no viable options when your employer lacks Workmans Comp. You could still be compensated for the medical expenses, lost wages and other damages you have suffered in your workplace injury. Speaking with an Atlanta workplace injury attorney immediately can help you learn what your rights are.
Contacting an Atlanta Workplace Injury Attorney
If you are the victim of a workplace injury, you have certain rights guaranteed by law. To help you understand these rights and seek the compensation you may be eligible for to help get your life back in order, contact the Atlanta Law Offices of Sheryl L. Burke for a no-cost consultation on your injury case - 1-404-842-7838.