Is Workers’ Compensation My Only Option for Recovery?

After a workplace injury in Augusta, you may be wondering, “Is workers’ compensation my only option for recovery?” Watch this video to learn more.

Is workers’ compensation my only option for recover after a workplace injury?

I had a client call me recently who had been injured by a subcontractor at a large paper company in Augusta, Georgia. That client asked me if he could make a claim for workman’s compensation against his employer and also make a claim for personal injury in tort for the subcontractor that injured him at the worksite. If you’re reading this, you may have similar questions. I’ll share with you what I shared with that client.

The client cannot sue the employer for unlimited damages. The client is limited to workers’ compensation benefits for his work injury against his direct employer. However, if the employer has a subcontractor that is not directly affiliated with the employer and is not an employer of the injured employee, the injured employee can make a tort case in superior court against the subcontractor for personal injury, pain and suffering, and unlimited damages.

If you have any questions about your Georgia’s workers’ compensation case, give us a call. We’d be happy to help.

Were you or a loved one injured at work in Augusta and want to know, “Is workers’ compensation my only option for recovery?” Contact the experienced Augusta workers’ compensation lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson Injury Lawyers today for a free consultation and case evaluation.

We can help get your life back on track. Let our experience and dedication work for you.

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