Although work place injuries are generally covered by limited benefits for workers compensation insurance there are many ways to obtain additional and full compensation for these losses under Georgia law.
Third parties on the employers premises, unsafe tools or equipment, and even owners of the premises can often have separate responsibilities for an injury. The coordination of workers compensation benefits and third party claims require detailed knowledge of all the laws affecting workers rights It should never be assumed that an injured employee can only recover under the worker compensation statute. This is particularly true in cases involving catastrophic injury or death.
An early and complete investigation should be conducted in every case to determine if other sources of recovery exist or the employee will be denied any compensation for pain and suffering or punitive damages.