If you are hurt at work as an employee in Georgia you likely have a workers’ compensation claim and will need to file your claim through the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation.
Georgia has what is called “the exclusive remedy rule”. This rule states if you are an employee and you are injured on the job your exclusive remedy is to bring a workers’ compensation claim. Therefore typically speaking you would need to bring your claim in workers’ compensation.
As with most laws there could be exceptions to the rule so it is always recommended that you speak with a workers’ compensation lawyer in your area to get a specific opinion upon your claim. Every situation is different.
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.