Work injuries are often very serious, and they can occur in any line of employment. If you’ve been hurt on the job, you should speak with an experienced Atlanta work injury lawyer today. Contact The Jones & Jones Law Group so you can tell us your story.
Should I Hire an Atlanta Work Injury Lawyer?
When someone sustains an injury on the job, whether in a construction accident or another type of work accident, they are often entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. However, oftentimes, workers’ compensation may not cover the entire cost of an injury or an employer won’t carry workers’ compensation insurance, in which case you will have to file a third-party claim to obtain the compensation you need. An Atlanta injury lawyer right here at The Jones & Jones Law Group can guide you through every step of the process ahead.
Workers’ Compensation in Georgia
In the state of Georgia, most employers carry workers’ compensation insurance, which is a form of no-fault insurance designed to provide employees with the benefits they need to heal. Workers’ compensation insurance generally covers the cost of the employee’s medical bills, a portion of their lost wages, and more.
After sustaining a workplace injury, you should notify your employer of the incident immediately, take pictures of the cause of your accident, and ensure you receive immediate medical treatment. You should then hire an experienced Atlanta work injury lawyer who can help file your Form WC-14 with the State Board of Workers’ Compensation.
Third-Party Work Injury Claims
As previously stated, when someone is injured on the job and their workers’ compensation benefits do not cover the full cost of their injury, or their employer does not carry workers’ compensation insurance, they will have to explore other legal options. In most cases, in this situation, we will file what is known as a third-party claim, wherein we will sue a liable third party (not your employer) for the full compensation you require to heal.
For example, if we can prove that you were injured as a result of a defective product while on the job, we can sue the product designer/manufacturer for your injury. If you were hurt because of unsafe property conditions, we may sue the property owner (if the property owner is not your employer). These are just some examples of potentially liable third parties, and if you’ve been hurt on the job and are looking to file a third-party claim, you must speak with an experienced Atlanta work injury lawyer who can assess your situation and determine the best course of action going forward.
Contact an Atlanta Work Injury Lawyer
If you’ve been injured on the job, you need an attorney you can depend on. Our firm is ready to effectively fight for the compensation you require to heal. Contact The Jones & Jones Law Group today to schedule your free initial consultation with our firm.