The Finnell Firm

Like all other states, Georgia has a workers' compensation system in place that is designed to make sure employees who get injured on the job get paid quickly for their medical expenses and also get the income they lose from being out of work reimbursed, at least partially. The system also covers all funeral expenses and lost wages when a worker dies in connection with a fatal workplace accident.

Georgia's workers' compensation system is "no-fault." In other words, a work accident victim need not prove that the employer was responsible for the accident. In fact, the employee can, in many cases, be the one whose carelessness caused the accident and still collect benefits.

Generally, if someone gets hurt while on the job, the employer has to pay the benefits required under the law. However, in exchange, an employee gives up a couple of important rights. For one, the employee is, with a few rare exceptions, not going to be able to sue the employer for the injuries workers' compensation is meant to cover.

Moreover, workers' comp only covers actual financial losses, like medical expenses and lost wages. It does not pay for so-called non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering. Effectively, in exchange for getting some benefits almost automatically, a worker loses the right to get paid everything he or she might get in court.

Workers' compensation is meant to be a straightforward and fast way for a worker to get the money he or she needs after an accident at work or other work-related illness or injury. However, the system actually can be quite complicated, as there are a lot of rules and regulations in play, and insurance companies and employers are involved. For this reason, it is often the best course of action to file workers' compensation claims with the help of an experienced Georgia workers' compensation attorney.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Get A Free Case Evaluation »

Learn About Your Rights And Options Today

Contact us through the form below or by calling 706-314-8156 to set up a free, confidential consultation. We are happy to schedule weekend and off-site appointments by request.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Map

Rome:
1 W. 4th Ave. Suite 200
PO Box 63
Rome, GA 30161

Toll Free: 866-464-4017
Phone: 706-314-8156
Fax: 706-235-9461
Rome Law Office Map

Atlanta:
2170 Defoor Hills Rd.
Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30318

Phone: 404-418-6477
Map & Directions

Map Map

Have you recently had a great experience with our firm? Leave a review! Review Us