Workplace injuries can occur at any time and rarely do they come with a warning. A workplace injury can seriously impact you and your family’s life and livelihood. You may require extensive medical treatment and be unable to return to work for a potentially extended period of time. If you have suffered a work-related injury, you deserve compassionate and dedicated legal representation. At Montlick and Associates, our law firm has over 33 years of experience representing injured workers. If you have been injured in a work-related incident, contact our firm and we will examine the facts and circumstances of what happened and advise you on your legal rights as well as what steps are necessary to protect those rights.
Georgia law mandates that employers who regularly employ three or more people must provide workers’ compensation insurance coverage. There are exceptions to this rule, including independent contractors and employers in certain industries. Any injured employee who is uncertain as to whether their employer has workers’ compensation coverage should consult with our attorneys for an individualized assessment.
If you do have workers’ compensation coverage and you were injured at work within the course and scope of employment, you may be able to seek coverage for a portion of your losses associated with the injury. Workers’ compensation in Georgia will generally cover an eligible employee’s medical expenses and the statutory cap of their weekly income. Workers who have suffered permanent injuries may be able to seek disability benefits, which will depend on the extent of the injury and ability to return to work.
Workers’ compensation provides an exclusive remedy for employees against their employers and co-workers. This means that an injured employee cannot ordinarily file a personal injury action against their employer, even if the employer acted negligently. However, there are exceptions to this rule and these exceptions vary by state. In Georgia, workers injured on the job due to the negligence of a third-party other than their employer can normally pursue a personal injury claim against the at-fault person or company, even while simultaneously obtaining workers’ compensation benefits. Third parties can include other at-fault drivers who are not co-workers, the makers of a defective piece of equipment, negligent property owners, workers of other companies and others.
During your consultation with Montlick and Associates, our attorneys will examine ALL avenues of compensation when determining your legal rights. In personal injury cases, we pursue compensation on behalf of our clients, including compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, Pain and Suffering, punitive damages depending on whether the defendant’s conduct rose to the level of gross negligence, and more.
If you have been injured in a workplace accident, you may be able to seek workers’ compensation benefits to cover a portion of your losses or file a personal injury action against the party responsible for your injuries. The Albany Workers’ Compensation Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, have assisted thousands of injured workers. We offer you a free case review to explain your legal rights and the actions necessary to obtain compensation.
No matter where you are located, our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.