Third-Party Lawsuits

Employers in Georgia purchase mandatory workers' compensation coverage to cover workers injured in accidents on the job or diagnosed with work-related illnesses. In exchange for the coverage of medical treatment and impairment income benefits for lost or reduced wages, the worker forfeits the right to sue the employer for negligence.

Unfortunately, workers' compensation benefits often cover much less than the actual loss or reduction in wages and earnings while a worker recovers. Nor will the coverage allow compensation for pain and suffering resulting from the injuries.

Learn Who You Can Sue After A GA Workers' Comp Injury

Although you may not sue your employer for additional compensatory damages for your injuries, you have the right to seek negligence damages from a third party or parties that are found liable for causing the accident or contributing to your injuries. Such third parties may include:

  • The manufacturer of defective or dangerous work tools, equipment or products
  • The property owner
  • A subcontractor working on site or other third parties

Schedule A Free Consultation With An Experienced Workers' Compensation Lawyer

If you were injured in an accident on the job in Middle Georgia, know your rights about workers' compensation claims and third-party liability lawsuits. Call attorney Jon R. Hawk in Macon, Georgia. Call (478) 757 6536 or contact us by email.