Can I Sue My Employer For A Work Injury?

Suing an individual or business starts with the filing of a lawsuit in the courthouse and later having a jury trial to determine damages and compensation. While Georgia worker’s compensation law does not allow an injured worker to sue their employer for a work injury, you may be allowed to sue a third party.

For information about your legal options following an accident at work, call Skibiel Law at 770-968-3445 or toll free at 877-874-6650. We offer a free consultation. With convenient office locations in Jonesboro and Atlanta, our lawyers serve clients in the Metro Atlanta area and throughout Georgia.

Understanding Your Legal Options

The law that prevents you from suing your employer for a work injury is called the exclusive remedy doctrine. It has been the law in Georgia since 1923 and it prevents an employee from suing their employer, even if the employer or a fellow employee’s negligence or carelessness caused their work injury.

Workers’ compensation laws allow an injured worker to pursue benefits from their employer or their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company. In many cases, an injured employee can recover workers’ compensation benefits even if their injury was caused by their own negligence at work. Payment for medical treatment and weekly income are the primary benefits available to an injured worker following a work accident. Georgia workers’ compensation laws do not provide compensation for pain and suffering.

Learn more: Can I sue someone other than my employer or a co-worker for an on-the-job injury?

For Answers To Your Questions About Georgia Workers’ Comp

For more information about your legal options after a work injury, call attorney Mark A. Skibiel at 770-968-3445 or toll free at 877-874-6650 to schedule a free consultation. Hablamos español.

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Mark was very knowledgeable and kept me informed with my case. He wasn’t intimidated with the large law firm. I know for a fact that without his expertise and diligent work ethic my settlement wouldn’t have reached the amount it did. He worked far beyond what I expected, meeting with the company doctor, therapist, and insurance representatives. HAVE A TALK WITH HIM ITS FREE!!!!!
-Royce – Fayetteville, Georgia – Work Injury

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Mark takes the time to get to know you as a person, not just as a case. He’s an attorney you can trust to keep you informed on every aspect of the case. I received all info about the case as soon as he did, and Mark carefully answered every question that I asked. I would recommend Mark to anyone who is in need of an honest attorney.

– Derry – Riverdale, Georgia – Work Injury

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When my adjuster refused to pay for lost wages and for prescriptions, I felt the need to hire an attorney. After a brief consultation, I hired Mark. Within days, I saw results in my case. Everything that happened in my case went exactly as he told me it would happen in our initial consultation. When we went to the hearing, it seemed very one-sided and we won “hands down.” From start to finish, my case lasted less than nine months. My lost wages were recovered, and a sizeable settlement as well. Kudos Mark.

– Ronald – Stockbridge, Georgia – Work Injury

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Mark explained, in detail, how the law would apply to my case and assured me it would take some time for me to accomplish my goal. During my case Mark and his staff kept my wife and me informed and updated. Every time my wife or I called Mark’s office we were able to get a response from either him or his staff. When we settled my case, it was more than I ever expected. Mark and his staff were professional in handling my claim. My experience with Mark and his office was wonderful!

– Timmy A.
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