When you accept Workers' Compensation benefits, you cannot sue your employer for additional compensation. You are only eligible to receive the benefits available through Workers' Comp, so this may limit the amount of compensation you receive.
You may face expensive medical bills and other financial losses that won't be adequately covered by Workers' Comp; therefore, other options may be available. For instance, you may be able to pursue additional compensation against a third party.
For example, if driving is part of your work and you were in a car accident caused by the negligence of another, you could file a claim against the other driver. Or if you were injured while at work, but it was the result of a defective product, you could file a claim against the manufacturer.
Another example would be if you are a construction worker, and you are injured on the site. However, the property owner was negligent in some manner, and it was the cause of your accident; the property owner could potentially be held liable.
These are situations where third-party liability may apply, leading to additional compensation. It would be in your best interest to speak immediately with an Atlanta workers injury attorney if you have suffered serious injuries in a Georgia work accident. This way you can know exactly what your rights are and if there are other options available to you.
Contacting an Atlanta Workers Injury Attorney
If you are the victim of a Georgia work accident, 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.