When you’ve been injured in a workplace accident, you can file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. But if the negligence of a third party caused the accident, you can also seek compensation from them. The Macon law firm Jon R. Hawk, Sr., LLC holds third parties accountable for their negligence to help injured workers recover the compensation they deserve.
Employers in Georgia purchase mandatory workers' compensation coverage to cover workers injured in accidents on the job or diagnosed with work-related illnesses. Workers’ compensation attorney Jon R. Hawk helps workers navigate the claims process to get all the benefits they are eligible to receive.
In exchange for the coverage of medical treatment and impairment income benefits for lost or reduced wages, the worker forfeits the right to sue the employer for negligence. Unfortunately, workers’ compensation benefits often cover much less than the actual loss or reduction in wages and earnings while a worker recovers. Nor will the coverage allow compensation for pain and suffering resulting from the injuries.
But you have the right to seek damages from a third party or parties that are found liable for causing the accident or contributing to your injuries. That’s why you need to contact us right away to see whether you have a case.
Jon stands up for injured workers
We investigate the accident that led to your injuries to get the facts. Our experienced legal team knows where to look for evidence of negligence by third parties. Such third parties may include:
The manufacturer of defective or dangerous work tools, equipment or products
The property owner or manager
A subcontractor or other third party working on site
A cleaning crew, security company or other outside vendor
A motorist involved in an on-the-job car accident
A third party is unlikely to admit responsibility for what happened. That’s why Jon and his legal team take the time to build a strong case that can’t be ignored. We review all documentation related to the accident. We interview each and every witness. We will find out how your accident happened and who was responsible.
When insurance companies for third parties see the work we have put into a case, they usually agree to negotiate, and we are able to work out a settlement that works for you. Sometimes, insurance companies won’t negotiate. If that happens, we will fight for your compensation in court. Jon is known for his litigation skills and is proud of the case results that have helped his clients.
If you were injured in a workplace accident involving a third party, contact us today. Jon will go over your options in a free consultation.