Depending on the circumstances of your work, it is possible to have a personal injury claim and a workers compensation claim. In order for this to happen you must have what is called third party liability.
The laws in Georgia, provide for what is called an exclusive remedy in workers compensation claims. What that means is, if you are injured on the job, you can not decided to file a personal injury claim against your employer, you must file a workers compensation claim. But there are occasions where you could have both a personal injury claim and a workers compensation claim.
An example would be someone, who is picked up by his employer, and they are en route to a work site, and unexpectedly get into an auto accident. As long as the at-fault party is not the employer, there exists a third party liability claim. In this example there would be a workers compensation claim and a personal injury claim.
Be informed. Be aware. Be prepared.
Ty Wilson is a Georgia workers compensation attorney, with offices in Savannah and Atlanta, who provides free information to the injured and the families of the injured. Visit tywilsonlaw.com to order his FREE Georgia workers compensation “Special Reports” and to read his many articles and to watch his videos.
If you have specific questions for a workers compensation attorney in Georgia, give Ty at call 912-508-4711 in Savannah or 770-948-5454 in Atlanta.