In Georgia, it is common for an injured worker to release the insurance company and the employer for any and all legal actions. In fact, more and more insurance companies are submitting a general release for any and all claims an injured worker may have against their employer and will require the release to be signed in order to settle their workers compensation claim. Most injured workers do not have any issues releasing the employer and the insurance company. As long as they understand why they are releasing their former employer and the insurance company, and what potential legal claims they are releasing, there are usually no issues.
Some of the problems exist when you have pending litigation or another attorney handling either a discrimination lawsuit or a wage and hour lawsuit. It is usually recommended that if you have pending litigation you wait until the conclusion of that matter prior to resolving your Georgia workers compensation claim.
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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.