If you’re injured at work in Atlanta, you have the right to be compensated for you injury by either your employer or a third party. When you seek to receive damages from your employer, that’s called workers compensation.
A third-party claim is when your employer is not liable for the accident, but rather someone else is. For example, if a postman came into your place of employment and inured you, or ran his vehicle into yours while you were driving the company car, they would be liable.
If you were injured in either of these examples, workers compensation wouldn’t apply to your situation. Instead, you would pursuit damages against the individual who caused your injury. It can be difficult to figure out exactly where the liability lies and, in some cases, it may sit on the shoulders of more than one party.
If you have any further questions, please give us a call at 1-844-428-4529. That is 844-HAUG LAW. We look forward to speaking with you.