Accidents At Work
Recovering Damages For On-The-Job Injuries In Georgia
At the Athens law firm of Wells and McElwee P.C., our attorneys advise and represent people who have been injured in workplace accidents. Contact us for a free consultation about your legal options.
If Injured At Work, You Might Be Entitled To Personal Injury Damages
Everybody knows about workers’ compensation as a source of benefits after an injury suffered in a workplace accident. The Georgia workers’ comp system represents a compromise – you get lost income and medical expenses, but you don’t get to sue your employer for negligence and the wider range of damages available in a personal injury case.
Our attorneys understand that you might be entitled to personal injury damages, as well as workers’ comp benefits under certain circumstances, most commonly when the negligence of someone other than your employer or a fellow employee played a part in your injury.
Personal Injury Damages + Workers’ Compensation Benefits = Better Results
We can analyze the circumstances of your workplace accident and give you a solid understanding of your rights. We can also help you collect damages against any defendant who can be held separately accountable for your injuries. Any personal injury lawsuit we file on your behalf will normally be in addition to your workers’ compensation claim.
Our lawyers can represent workers injured in occupations such as:
- Construction work
- Chicken and poultry production
- Granite quarry work
- Logging and forest products
- Local or over-the-road trucking
- Warehouse and loading dock work
- Manufacturing and assembly
- And many others
For detailed information about your legal options in any workplace accident claim, call us at 706-510-2815 or fill out our short form for a free consultation with a Georgia workers’ compensation attorney.
As with personal injury claims, we take workers’ compensation claims on a contingent fee basis. We collect no attorney fees unless we recover a settlement or favorable decision for you and then have our work and fee approved by the State Board of Workers’ Compensation.