Georgia Workers’ Comp for Office Worker Injury
Macon Workplace Injury Lawyer Will Review Your Claim for Free – Statewide Workers’ Compensation Help
When an office worker is hurt on the job, Georgia workers’ compensation benefits should provide for medical bills and a portion of lost wages. Injured workers have rights to the full extent of benefits under law. While in some cases, you may be able to file your workers’ comp claim without representation by an attorney, it costs nothing to have case reviewed by a workplace injury lawyer.
When a lawyer reviews a workers’ compensation claim in a free consultation, the injured worker will learn the best way to file the claim to avoid missteps that could cost benefits due to errors or denial of a claim. In some cases, our workplace injury lawyer might recommend that the worker file the claim by him or herself and that an attorney is not necessary. In other cases, the workplace injury lawyer might spot additional claims that the person was not aware even existed. After the free consultation, there is no obligation to hire the McArthur Law Firm, so there is no reason to not have a workers’ comp claim reviewed. Our firm can help residents involved in all types of workplace accidents throughout Georgia, from Atlanta to Savannah and the cities in between, including Columbus, Augusta and Albany.
What are Third Party Workers’ Compensation Claims?
One of the things a workers’ comp attorney looks for when reviewing a case is for the presence of a third party personal injury claim. When an office worker is injured on the job, no matter if it’s the fault of the worker, the employer or a co-worker, workers’ compensation insurance will pay benefits to cover a portion of the worker’s wages and medical bills. An injured worker cannot generally sue his or her employer or co-worker under negligence law; that is the trade-off of having workers’ comp insurance benefits.
However, if a third party, such as another person, business, or entity that is not the injured worker’s employer or co-worker is responsible for the incident, there may be third party liability. If a third party claim exists, an injured person can file a personal injury lawsuit and recover the full extent of their damages beyond what workers’ comp offers: the full amount of lost past and future wages, as well as non-economic damages like pain and suffering.
Examples of third party claims include:
- A person who was driving for his or her employment who was injured in a car wreck caused by another person driving on the job;
- A worker injured by a defective product or faulty piece of equipment, which would be the responsibility of the manufacturer;
- A construction worker injured on the job due to the negligence of a different contractor or subcontractor.
Need a Workers’ Compensation Attorney in Macon GA?
If you need assistance filing a Georgia workers’ comp claim, if you have been denied your claim and need representation for an appeal or if you would like your situation reviewed for a potential third party personal injury case, reach out to the workplace injury lawyers at the McArthur Law Firm. We offer free, no obligation meetings with an experienced Macon workplace injury lawyer by calling 1-888-WE-FIGHT or filling out our online workers’ comp form. If you need workers’ compensation benefits but live outside of Georgia, still call us at (478) 238-6600.