If you got hurt at work and required medical care, you may have the right to file for compensation. A work injuries lawyer in Georgia from George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers can fight to protect your rights to workers’ compensation benefits and, in some cases, a personal injury payout. Let our Georgia work injuries team review your case and go to work for you. You can focus on getting better and leave the rest to us.
Call our team today at 888-612-7001 for your free case evaluation with our team.
You May Be Eligible for Multiple Types of Compensation
Many employees who suffered injuries at work, or who suffer from a job-related illness, should be able to get benefits through workers’ compensation if they require some medical care and/or time away from work. Some may also qualify to pursue additional compensation by taking legal action against the party who caused their accident and injuries.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits
If you suffered injuries at work in Georgia, you likely qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. Under Georgia’s workers’ compensation law, any employer who has three or more employees must offer all workers this type of insurance coverage. If the employee gets hurt at work, they often qualify for compensation that includes:
- Paying for your medical care
- Covering a portion of your lost wages
Our workers injuries lawyers in Georgia can help you understand your rights under workers’ compensation and help you to properly file your claim. If your employer or their insurer already denied your claim for benefits, we can appeal the decision.
Pursuing a Personal Injury Case
When you call our team about your work injuries case, we will not only look at your options for workers’ compensation, but we will also review your options for filing a civil case. In most cases, the law limits our ability to hold your employer responsible, but sometimes a third party causes a workplace accident. When this happens, you may have a right to hold them liable for your damages.
Depending on the circumstances of your injuries, the liable party could include:
- A subcontractor
- A property owner
- A contractor
- A distributor or supplier
- Another visitor to the job site
- A machinery, tool, or parts manufacturer
For example, if your injuries occurred when a piece of heavy machinery broke and we can identify a defect that caused the failure, a Georgia work injuries lawyer may be able to hold the manufacturer liable. If we win a verdict or negotiate an out-of-court settlement, we may be able to recover damages including:
- Additional lost wages
- Ongoing care costs
- Diminished earning capacity
- Out-of-pocket costs
- Pain and suffering damages
- Mental anguish
Let us review your case and explain your legal options. Call us today at 888-612-7001 to get started.
Let George Sink Injury Lawyers Help You Pursue Compensation
Since our founding in 1977, the team from George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers has recovered compensation for more than 40,000 injury victims1. We will fight to protect your rights and pursue the money you need to get back on your feet after a work injury.
Let us take legal action on your behalf today. We can help you recover your workers’ compensation benefits and, in the right case, hold the at-fault party liable. When you ask us to help you with your case, you can trust us to:
- Protect your rights
- Help you understand your options, including your workers’ compensation and civil action rights
- Investigate your accident and injuries
- Identify all potentially liable parties
- Build your case for compensation
- Fight to recover the compensation you deserve
We can aggressively fight for the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve. Even if we need to file an appeal, we will represent you throughout the process. We will also pursue additional payouts through civil action, when possible.
Call us today at 888-612-7001. We will review your case for free and help you get the money you need and deserve.
Act Quickly Before Time Runs Out
There are strict time limits in a work injury case, both to get workers’ compensation and to take legal action in a possible personal injury case. If we do not make these deadlines, it may be too difficult or impossible to recover the payouts you deserve.
Georgia’s workers’ compensation laws give you as little as 30 days to notify your employer of your injury or illness and your intent to file a claim. For this reason, it is paramount you follow your employer’s notification rules and let them know as soon as possible, in a way they can’t deny you did so.
Georgia has a two-year statute of limitations for taking legal action in a civil case if a civil case is also involved. If we can identify the liable party in your accident, we only have two years, or less, to file a personal injury lawsuit. Let us review your case today to ensure we have time to investigate your injuries and build a solid case for compensation.
Talk to a Work Injury Lawyer in Georgia
If you or a loved one suffered work injuries in Georgia, the team from George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers is standing by to take your call. We can review your case and help you understand your options for compensation. Let us go after the payouts you deserve.
We serve clients from Georgia offices in Augusta and Savannah and we can come to you if you can’t come to us. We offer free case evaluations and handle work injury cases on a contingency basis*. You have nothing to lose by letting us take a look at your case today.
Call us today at 888-612-7001 to get started.