Workers’ Compensation Claim is Not Your Only Remedy if You’ve Been Hurt on the Job
Every week, injured workers from Georgia and across the country call the Flynn Law Firm looking for an Atlanta Workers Compensation Attorney. Often, these workers are surprised to learn that Georgia Workers Compensation is not the only available remedy—-that they may have a third party case to file against those other than the employer.
Under the Georgia Workers Compensation system, workers hurt on the job are entitled to have their medical bills paid and a certain portion of their wages paid, and that’s it. In a third-party work injury case, an injured worker can recover the full value of their past and future medical bills, plus damages for pain, suffering, and emotional distress. In the wrongful death context, the family of someone killed on the job can recover for the full value of the life of the decedent—–a substantial sum. Workers comp. provides far less to the family of a deceased worker.
Most Atlanta Workers Compensation attorneys only practice workers comp (and administrative area of law), and don’t go to court, don’t know anything about OSHA regulations, and simply do not understand the complexities of a third-party work injury lawsuit. If you have been hurt on the job or in a Georgia construction accident, you can always call the Flynn Law Firm to obtain a free consultation and determine what rights you have against other companies besides your employer.