If you sustained an injury while at work, you are more than likely entitled to workers’ compensation. However, did you know that you can also sue a third party for further damages? In Georgia, you cannot sue your employer after being injured, but you can sue any liable third party. The damages you receive from this lawsuit will supplement your workers’ compensation so that you can comfortably pay for all necessary medical treatment and still support your family.
If you have had a work injury in Atlanta or the surrounding area, don’t hesitate to contact the Law Offices of Humberto Izquierdo, Jr., PC by calling 770-999-9015 today. We offer completely free, no-obligation legal consultations, and we don’t take payment until after we’ve successfully handled your case.
When To Hire A Work Injury Lawyer
If your injuries were fairly minor and your employer doesn’t give you any hassle about providing worker’s compensation benefits, you may not need a lawyer to handle your case. However, if your injuries were more severe, you will probably benefit from having someone on your side who can help you fairly evaluate your claim and fight your employer’s insurance company to get you maximum compensation.
Worker’s compensation is capped, and benefits vary depending on the nature and severity of your injuries. We can help you to make sure you are fairly compensated, and navigate the complex workers’ comp laws in order to get you the best benefits possible.
You will also need to hire a personal injury lawyer if you decide to sue a third party for your injuries. This may happen if your injuries were partly or fully caused by the irresponsibility of someone else, including:
- Equipment manufacturer or repair shop
- Safety foreman
If your injuries were caused by faulty equipment, a poorly maintained building, lax safety standards, the negligence of a coworker, or even just by slipping and falling in a puddle of liquid that shouldn’t have been there, call Atlanta work injury lawyer Humberto Izquierdo today to see if you have a case.
What Kind of Damages Can You Receive After A Work Injury?
If you rely on workers’ compensation alone, your benefits will be capped depending on your injury. You can receive medical treatment, and if your injuries are deemed catastrophic or if you are fully or partially disabled, you can receive a weekly stipend based on a percentage of your average wages.
If you opt to sue a third party, your damages may include:
- Medical treatment
- Rehabilitation costs
- Pain and suffering
Workers’ compensation benefits do not include pain and suffering, and they are capped. Damages from a lawsuit are not capped, and can help you receive the extra compensation you need in order to continue to support your family and pay for ongoing medical treatment.
Schedule Your Work Injury Consultation Today
If you have been severely injured at work, call the Law Offices of Humberto Izquierdo, Jr., PC at 770-999-9015 today to schedule your free case evaluation. We gladly serve English and Spanish speaking clients in the greater Atlanta area, including Marietta and Cumming.