Georgia Workplace Accident Lawyer
Workers’ compensation is an insurance program that guarantees payment of medical benefits and a portion of weekly earnings to employees who are injured while working. The important word here is “guarantees.” Workers’ compensation is a no-fault insurance system. It doesn’t matter whether you were responsible for the accident that caused your injuries. If you were hurt on the job, you are covered.
If someone other than your employer or co-workers caused your injuries, you may be able to recover financial compensation from that third party by filing a personal injury lawsuit. Third-party claims are typically more financially beneficial to injury victims. Third-party claims allow injured people to recover compensation for pain and suffering as well as for medical expenses and lost wages. Workers’ compensation does not compensate injured workers for pain and suffering caused by an injury.
At the law offices of Prieto, Marigliano, Holbert, & Prieto, LLC, we help our clients obtain all the benefits they are entitled to receive under the appropriate state’s workers’ compensation program. We also carefully analyze the circumstances of your workplace injury to determine whether there are additional third-party claims available to be filed against someone other than the employer.