If you have been injured on the job because of your employer’s negligence, the thought of suing your employer to bring about some form of justice may have crossed your mind. However satisfying that thought might have been, however, in the state of Georgia, your only form of remuneration for your medical costs from your employer is through a workers compensation claim.
The benefit of workers compensation when you’ve been injured at work is that there is no need to prove negligence or fault on the part of the employer. If you were injured at work and there are at least three employees at your workplace, you are eligible for workers compensation. Workers compensation also benefits your employer, however, in that you are barred from suing your employer for a personal injury claim. In addition, that prohibition also extends to any of your co-workers even if a co-worker caused your injury through gross negligence.
If, on the other hand, your injury was caused by a faulty piece of equipment, you could file what is called a third party action against the manufacturer of that equipment. In fact, you can file claims against any persons or entities other than your co-workers or your employer that may have been responsible for your injury. And, you can pursue these claims right alongside your workers compensation claim. John A. Snyder can assist you in pursuing a workers compensation claim, a third party action, or both. As a Georgia workers compensation attorney, Mr. Snyder is experienced in making sure that every avenue for compensation and benefits is fully explored and pursued.