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Augusta, Georgia Workers' Compensation Lawyer

Workers in Augusta, Georgia who suffer injuries-on-the-job need to understand their legal rights. An employee cannot file a civil suit against an employer for negligence for an on-the-job injury, but he can make a workers' compensation claim to get medical bills covered and disability benefits paid. Georgia law also entitles injured victims to sue non-employers who may be responsible for workplace injuries.

Sammons & Carpenter, P.C., has extensive experience representing victims of workplace accidents in Augusta, Georgia and surrounding areas. Call us toll free at (855) 424-6587 or contact us online today to schedule a free consultation with one of our Augusta, Georgia Workers' Compensation Lawyers and learn how we can represent you in a work injury claim.

Georgia workers' compensation laws provide broad protection to workers because they make benefits available for any on-the-job injury regardless of the negligence of the employer or the employee. If you were hurt in any way doing work tasks, then you can make a workers' compensation claim.

Benefits are available not only for injuries caused by accidents but also if you become ill because of workplace exposure or if you develop a repetitive stress injury from overexertion or stress on the body. Some examples of different situations where you may be eligible to make a work injury claim include:
If you were hurt either on site or off-site when doing something required for your job, you need to make a work injury claim. An Augusta, Georgia Workers' Compensation Lawyer at Sammons & Carpenter, P.C., will help you to report your injury, to take the necessary steps to make your claim, and to resolve benefits disputes or other problems such as a denial of your claim.

Workers' compensation benefits cover 100 percent of your medical treatment costs and expenditures arising out of your workplace injury. If your workplace injury makes it impossible for you to do the job you had before getting hurt or even to work at all, then you can receive temporary or permanent benefits for partial or total disability.

You do not, however, receive compensation for pain and suffering due to a workplace injury. To recover monetary damages for non-economic losses like emotional distress, decreased quality of life, physical pain or lost companionship after a workplace death, you will need to file a lawsuit.

Georgia law says you are not allowed to file a lawsuit against an employer for a work injury, except in very limited cases. You can, however, take legal action if any third party was to blame. This could include:
  • Manufacturers of equipment that malfunctioned at work.
  • Non-employer project managers.
  • Architects or engineers who were assigned to the project.
  • Drivers who injure you in a workplace automobile accident.
Sammons & Carpenter, P.C., will carefully review the circumstances of your workplace injury to help you determine if you have a third party negligence claim.

You deserve to be compensated after a workplace injury so you do not face financial loss. We are here to help you to protect your future and get the money you need while you focus on getting better. Call or contact an Augusta, Georgia Workers' Compensation Lawyer at Sammons & Carpenter, P.C., toll free at (855) 424-6587 to learn more about how we can help.

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