We Help Injured Workers Put Their Lives Back Together
Most work injuries in Georgia are covered by the state’s workers’ compensation system. It is a complex statutory system designed with two goals in mind: 1) to compensate employees who are injured on the job, and 2) to protect employers from being sued for work-related injuries. Georgia’s workers’ comp system is a no-fault system, which means injured workers do not have to prove fault or negligence to receive benefits for a work injury.
The workers’ comp system is supposed to prevent litigation between employers and injured workers, but disputes do arise. In many cases, injured workers find their workers’ comp benefits delayed or denied. When that happens, employees need an experienced work injury lawyer to represent them and help them get the benefits they need and deserve. Such compensation may include lost wages, medical benefits and compensation for partial or permanent disabilities.
For a free consultation, please call Jensen Law, LLC at 404-476-2441 or complete our contact form. Our personal injury and workers’ comp team serves clients in the Atlanta area and throughout Georgia.
When An Injury On The Job Is Due To Third-Party Negligence
In the realm of work injury claims, it is important to understand the meaning of third-party negligence. This arises when the injury is caused by negligence on the part of someone who is not the employer or the employee. For example, if you are at work and a delivery driver from another company causes your injury, you may have grounds for a third-party personal injury claim against the delivery driver or that driver’s employer.
Similarly, a third-party negligence claim may be appropriate if you were injured in a car accident while on the job.
At Jensen Law, LLC, we handle third-party personal injury claims for injured workers and their families. These types of claims often lead to significantly more compensation than the medical and income benefits provided through workers’ comp.
We also handle wrongful death claims for grieving families who have lost loved ones due to work-related circumstances.