Workers’ compensation benefits provide funds for Georgia employees who suffer a work-related injury, regardless of who was responsible. However, the state limits the benefits you can receive to medical expenses, wage replacement, and disability.
If you believe a third-party’s negligence caused your injury, filing a personal injury lawsuit may be your best option for compensation. The Atlanta third-party workers’ compensation attorneys at Hilley & Frieder, P.C. are here to help you seek the justice you deserve. Call today for a free consultation.
If you are a Georgia employee, you likely qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. Filing a workers’ comp claim allows you to collect funds for the immediate costs of your injury, but they may not provide enough compensation for the extent of your injuries.
In these situations, a personal injury lawsuit may be your best option. These civil claims allow you to collect compensation for medical expenses and lost wages, but also property damage, ongoing costs of care, and emotional damages as well.
By filing a workers’ compensation claim, you waive your right to filing a lawsuit against your employer. However, you can continue to file a civil claim against a third party who may be responsible for your injuries, such as a subcontractor, manufacturer, or another individual or business.
A workers’ compensation claim may not be appropriate for your injury, even if it happened on the job. If a third party entity is responsible, you may be eligible for additional compensation to help you recover from your injuries.
A third party entity can cause harm to full-time employees in a number of ways. They can include:
Identifying the cause of your accident can help you determine whether or not you are eligible to file a lawsuit against a third-party. The third-party workers’ comp attorneys at Hilley & Frieder, P.C. will evaluate your claim and utilize our firm’s resources to pinpoint the cause of your injury.
Are you suffering from a work-related injury? You may have other options for compensation outside of a workers’ compensation claim. If a third-party’s negligence directly caused your injury, you may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit in Georgia civil court.
The third-party workers’ compensation lawyers at Hilley & Frieder, P.C. can help. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and learn more about your legal options.