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Georgia Personal Injury Legal Rights: I work as a carpenter at a construction site. I fell over some equipment and my company’s workers’ comp carrier says they’ll want to be paid back if I file a lawsuit. Can they do that?

Published February 12, 2018 by Bruce Millar

Know your Georgia personal injury rights: If you were injured while working, and your employer’s workers’ compensation carrier has provided medical and lost income benefits, then the carrier would have a limited right to seek reimbursement from any verdict or settlement recovered in your case. This is often referred to as a “workers’ compensation lien.” A health insurer can also seek reimbursement from a slip and fall victim, car accident, or other personal injury case recovery. What’s important to know is that these parties may not be able to tap into any non-economic, non-medical portions of your recovery, including those covering pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of services and the loss of care, comfort and companionship of a loved one.

Insurance reimbursement or subrogation are important reasons to consult with the experienced slip and fall attorneys at The Millar Law Firm before you speak with an insurance company representative or try to settle any personal injury claim on your own. You don’t want to reach a settlement that will not provide funds that can protect you in the future.

You may also want to check out Georgia’s Bill of Rights for employees injured on the job:  O.C.G.A. 34-9-81.1 and at this great Atlanta, Georgia legal resource here.

Our slip and fall lawyers represent clients throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area and the state of Georgia. Contact us today for a free telephone consult.

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