Under Georgia law, you cannot sue your employer for pain and suffering following a workplace accident. Instead, employees must pursue compensation for their medical bills and lost wages through workers’ compensation insurance. In such cases, the victim will not have to prove that negligence or wrongdoing were contributing factors in the accident. Victims will simply have to show that their injuries resulted from work-related activities.
Unfortunately, workers’ compensation benefits do not always adequately cover losses suffered in serious injury cases. There are opportunities, however, for additional support if the incident involved a defective product. For example, a construction worker who suffers an injury because of a defective power tool can pursue support through workers’ compensation benefits as well as through a third-party claim against the manufacturer of the tool.
Workers who drive for a living can hold an auto manufacturer responsible for the injuries suffered by a defective auto part. Construction workers can hold the manufacturers of a defective crane, tool, machine, or scaffolding that caused their suffering. Injured industry workers can hold the manufacturers of toxic chemicals, dangerous machines, and faulty safety devices responsible for their injuries as well.
Every case is different, but if you have suffered an injury in a work-related incident, it may be in your best interest to discuss your legal rights and options with an experienced workers compensation attorney.
The skilled personal injury lawyers in Georgia at The Law Offices of Wayne Grant, P.C., protect the rights of injured workers and their families. We offer free consultations to anyone who has been injured on the job. Please contact us at (404) 995-3955 today.