Can I Sue My Employer?

An injury on the job can be a frustrating and difficult experience.  In addition to the pain and suffering you experience from the injury, you may also experience difficulty getting approval for medical treatment, delays in benefit payments, and denials of your legitimate claims. 
Many injured workers want to know if they can simply sue their employer in addition to filing a workers’ compensation claim or by opting out of the workers’ compensation system altogether.

As unfair as it may seem, it is almost impossible to sue your employer for a work related injury even when the injury is clearly the employer’s fault.  Georgia’s workers’ compensation laws were designed to replace lawsuits against employers by employees injured on the job and there are few, if any, exceptions to the prohibition against suing your employer for an on-the-job injury.

In exchange for prohibiting lawsuits against employers for work related injuries, the Georgia workers’ compensation laws were designed to provide injured workers with medical benefits, a portion of the worker’s lost wages, and in some cases disability benefits. There are no provisions under Georgia law for recovering damages for pain and suffering due to a work related injury.

Gwinnett County Workers Compensation Attorney

The Gwinnett County workers’ compensation lawyers the Lowendick Law Office are dedicated to protecting the rights of Georgia workers who have been injured on the job.  Although an injured worker is prohibited from suing their employer for their injuries, you may be able to sue a third party that caused the injuries.  This is a common scenario in construction site accidents and can apply in many other cases as well.

To find out if there are additional avenues for recovery in addition to the workers’ compensation system, call our office today for a free case evaluation by an attorney with decades of workers’ compensation law experience.