Accidents on the job can result in serious injuries and extended time off the job. If you were injured in a job-related accident — regardless of fault or circumstances — you may be entitled to medical and wage benefits under Georgia workers' compensation. Additionally, if the negligence of a third party caused or contributed to your work accident, you might have grounds to a separate lawsuit against that party.
The law firm of Mark A. Skibiel P.C. in Jonesboro helps victims of workplace accidents recover as fully as possible through access to quality medical care and maximum compensation for their injuries and losses. We advocate for clients in Hapeville, Atlanta and the surrounding counties of Georgia.
Hapeville Attorneys For Work-Related Injury Or Fatality
In 22-plus years of practice in workers' compensation law, Mark Skibiel has handled every type of workplace accident, including:
- Lifting injuries (back injuries, shoulder and knee injuries)
- Falling accidents (heights, ladders, slippery floors)
- Machinery and equipment accidents
- On-duty vehicle accidents
- Construction accidents
- Electrical shock
- Fires and explosions
- Toxic exposures
- Workplace violence
- Workplace fatalities
|What Constitutes A "Workplace" Accident? |
Compensable accidents do not always occur in the traditional workplace. You might be able to claim workers' comp if you were injured in the company parking lot, in your own car, at a construction site or at a customer's place of business. It's not where you were injured, but whether the accident was work-related. Our attorneys are skilled and experienced at establishing that clients were "on duty" for purposes of workers' compensation.
Third-Party Liability For Work Accidents
In most cases, employers must provide benefits even if workplace accidents stem from the worker's own negligence or clumsiness. The trade-off is that workers cannot sue their employers or co-workers for negligence.
However, you may have a claim against other entities outside the chain of employment. Our lawyers are mindful of potential third-party claims beyond the limited benefits of workers' comp. We can explore lawsuits for personal injury or wrongful death against manufacturers, subcontractors, property owners, utility companies, motorists or other parties.
Proven Advocates For Injured Georgia Workers
Call us locally at 770-872-4329 or toll free at 877-874-6650 to schedule your free initial consultation with an experienced Jonesboro workplace accident lawyer. You may also contact us online. We handle cases on a contingency basis, meaning there are no attorneys' fees unless we make a recovery for you.*
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*You may be responsible for any court costs or additional legal expenses should your case go to trial.