Some Work Injuries May Also Have A Third-Party Claim
When you are injured at work, you are entitled to workers’ compensation. Additionally, if you were injured by a negligent third party, meaning a person who is neither a co-worker nor your employer, you may also have a third-party personal injury claim against the party who caused your injuries.
At The Goldman Firm in Atlanta, Georgia, we have more than 25 years of experience handling personal injury and workers’ compensation claims. We have the knowledge, experience and skill to help explore every avenue to secure the compensation you deserve after a serious work-related accident. Contact us today to speak with an Atlanta construction accident lawyer about your injuries.
Understanding Personal Injury And Workers’ Compensation Differences
Workers’ compensation benefits are limited to medical expenses and lost wages. You cannot receive damages for your pain and suffering through workers’ comp. However, in a third-party claim, you can seek damages for pain and suffering. This can allow you a greater range of options to receive the compensation you need for your recovery.
We have helped clients who have been injured by third parties in a wide range of work-related accidents, including:
- Construction accidents
- Car crashes and truck accidents
- Forklift accidents
- Defective and dangerous equipment and machinery
If you receive compensation for your injuries through a third-party personal injury settlement or verdict, it could impact your workers’ compensation benefits. We are experienced at handling both types of cases and can work to minimize the impact on your benefits.
Speak With Our Knowledgeable Injury Lawyer
From scaffolding injuries and back injuries to electrocution and amputation injuries, we provide knowledgeable advice and skilled representation to injured workers in the Atlanta area. Contact us today through email or call us at 404-857-3505 to schedule your free initial consultation.