Can you have a personal injury claim and a workers' compensation claim from the same accident?
Yes. You can if a work accident is caused by a negligent someone who is not your employer or co-workers. There is a defense in Georgia called the Exclusive Remedy Defense that holds that an injured workers normally can only pursue a workers' compensation claim and not a personal injury claim against their employers. The additional personal injury claim is normally against someone else who does not work for the injured workers' employer.
When do personal injury and workers compensation claims arise?
- Personal injury claims arise when someone is hurt due to someone else's negligence.
- Workers' compensation claims occur when an employee is injured in a work accident while doing his job duties for their employer.
Attorney Richard Griffin appeared on Atlanta Plugged In to discuss how injured claimants can have a personal injury claim and a workers' compensation claim from the same accident. He shares three cases in which he and his top-rated injury law firm did just that for three very happy clients.
Ambulance Driver: We recovered combined settlements totaling $105,000 as outlined below:
- Personal Injury Settlement: $80,000
- Workers' Compensation Settlement: $25,000
Delivery Driver: We recovered settlements totaling $330,000 as outlined below:
- Personal Injury Settlement: $250,000
- Workers' Compensation Settlement: $80,000
Truck Driver: We negotiated settlements that totaled $475,000 as outlined below:
- Personal Injury Settlement: $350,000
- Workers' Compensation Settlement: $125,000
Does it help to hire the same attorney when you have a personal injury claim and a workers' compensation claim from the same accident?
Absolutely. The decisions made during the claims process of both types of claims has a huge impact the settlement value of each claim. As you can see from the above recoveries, the Griffin Law Firm has a track record of negotiating two big settlements when both a personal injury and workers' compensation claim arises from the same accident. Attorney Richard Griffin has AV Preeminent rating for both personal injury and workers' compensation, so our firm is excellent choice in this situation.
How much is your personal injury case worth?
You can submit your personal injury claim to us using our free Personal Injury Settlement Calculator. Knowing the value of your personal injury claim is invaluable because it gives you a goal. The Griffin Law Firm wants to represent you to help you reach the goal of an outstanding personal injury recovery.
How much is your workers' compensation claim worth?
You can also submit your workers' compensation claim to us using our free Workers' Compensation Settlement Calculator below. If you don't know the value of your injury claims, you'll never get the settlement you need and deserve.
Why is the Griffin Law Firm the right auto accident law firm for you?
Attorney Richard Griffin encourages anyone who needs to find the right auto accident lawyer to evaluate the law firm you are considering in the following three areas:
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