There is a great deal of confusion about workers' compensation claims and personal injury claims. My office often gets calls where an injured worker has been hurt at work and it was due to something everyone knew about a wobbly ladder or equipment that needs to be fixed and they typically very upset when they get hurt.
The first thing they typically ask is can I file a lawsuit against my Employer since he knew of the dangerous condition and did nothing about it. Well as you will find out in this episode the Georgia Legislature has created what is called the Exclusive remedy rule which requires an injured worker who is not hurt by a third party meaning was hurt by his Employer's negligence or a co-workers' negligence, must file their claim through the Georgia workers' compensation system.
While not great, news you need to know what you can and cannot do. What questions do you have, send them to us at 912-233-1100 or text them to us. Stay Safe, Ty
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