Orlando, FL asked in Workers' Compensation for Georgia

Q: I was in a slip and fall at work and have been seen by a doctor on the company’s behalf but I still been having pain.

Do I have a case strong enough to go forward with a lawsuit?

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Nelson Craig Johnson
Nelson Craig Johnson
Answered
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Cullman, AL
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: If you were at work and on the clock/doing something for the benefit of your employer at the time of the injury, you are entitled to a worker's compensation claim. The injury does not have to be the employer "fault"; instead, it merely needs to occur while you are working. These claims are somewhat different than a normal negligence claim, I would recommend you speak with a worker's compensation attorney for more specific information and evaluation of your potential claim value.

Michael W. Horst
Michael W. Horst
Answered
  • Alpharetta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: If you were injured while within the scope of your employment, you do not have the option of filing a lawsuit against your employer. Instead, you would need to pursue a workers' compensation claim.

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