You May Be Eligible for Compensation Through a Third-Party Claim
With Georgia workers’ compensation claims, you are entitled to benefits if you are injured on the job, which includes compensation for a portion of your lost wages and medical expenses. The law is not about negligence or determining who was at fault. Your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance provider will cover your injury and, in most cases, cannot refuse to compensate you.
In some cases, a third-party claim can be filed against someone other than your employer. In these claims, you can seek compensation beyond your lost wages and medical expenses. If another party was at fault, you can pursue claims related to your pain and suffering and other non-monetary types of damages.
What is a Third-Party Claim?
Third-party claims may happen on a construction site in which several subcontractors and other third parties may be liable. For example, if you are injured due to improper maintenance of a machine that is maintained by an outside company, you may be able to pursue a claim against that company. In other cases, you may be able to file a claim against a product manufacturer, building engineer or delivery truck driver.
Workplace injuries can be severe and debilitating, ranging from brain injury to burns and even loss of sight or loss of hearing. You may be able to recover losses through a third-party claim.
Contact a Third-Party Claim Attorney
A workplace accident can bring chaos into your life in an instant. Georgia law protects workplace accident victims. But understanding such complex laws can be difficult. We have a thorough understanding of Georgia’s laws and regulations. We can help you put the pieces back together so you can get on with your life. Contact The Eichholz Law Firm today for a free and confidential consultation.