Auto Accidents on the Job in Georgia

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Civil Claim or Workers’ Compensation Claim in Georgia?

People in Georgia are often confused whether an auto accident on the job is a civil claim or a workers’ compensation claim.  In reality, both claims are valid in a variety of situations.

For example, a delivery driver working for UPS involved in an auto accident has a workers’ compensation claim and a third-party liability claim against the other driver.

Auto Accidents & Georgia Statistics

According to the 2015 census of fatal occupational injuries, 2015 was the highest since 2008.  Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers recorded 745 fatal injuries, the most of any occupation.  Roadway accidents were up 9 percent in 2015 and accounted for 26 percent of all fatal work injuries.  Half of those fatalities involved a semi, tractor-trailer, or tanker truck.

In a non-fatal truck or auto accident that is both a workers’ compensation claim and a third party claim, typically, the injured worker receives treatment under the workers’ compensation system while concurrently pursuing a recovery from the negligent party.  Of course, the worker’s compensation carrier may seek reimbursement from any settlement via ‘subrogation’ but this is very difficult to pursue in Georgia.

I have worked with clients who were injured on 285 in Atlanta, Georgia 400 between Alpharetta and Roswell, and all surrounding congested freeways in the Atlanta metro.  The Atlanta area has some of the highest rates of auto and truck accidents, so the chances of a car accident on the job is very high.  Due to the complexity of these cases, it is important to work with an Atlanta workers’ compensation lawyer like Beth Gearhart who knows these freeways and has experience maximizing their claim settlements.

Contact a Workers’ Compensation Attorney in Atlanta

Regardless, if you have a work injury that is also a truck or car accident, it gets complicated and you should contact an attorney immediately.​  Beth Gearhart is an expert in Atlanta Workers’ Compensation and auto accidents on the job, so contact her today at (404) 445-8370 or request a free consultation.

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I would highly recommend Beth to anyone needed a Workers Compensation Lawyer.

From the moment I called Beth, I knew I had made the right decision. She returned my initial phone call very promptly and was sensitive to my case and situation. I had an injury in Georgia, but live in New York so the case was complicated and unique. I found her to be extremely knowledgeable about Georgia Workers Compensation laws which is what I needed assistance with. I would highly recommend Beth to anyone needed a Workers Compensation Lawyer.

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Client Testimonial

From the moment I called Beth, I knew I had made the right decision. She returned my initial phone call very promptly and was sensitive to my case and situation. I had an injury in Georgia, but live in New York so the case was complicated and unique. I found her to be extremely knowledgeable about Georgia Workers Compensation laws which is what I needed assistance with. I would highly recommend Beth to anyone needed a Workers Compensation Lawyer.

Would have given her 10 stars if possible!

Highly recommend Beth for WC claims! I was ALWAYS able to talk to her when I called and she responded to my emails very quickly. She was able to get us a very fair amount and did not just tell us what we wanted to hear, she was very honest! Would have given her 10 stars if possible!

B. Atwater

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B. Atwater

Highly recommend Beth for WC claims! I was ALWAYS able to talk to her when I called and she responded to my emails very quickly. She was able to get us a very fair amount and did not just tell us what we wanted to hear, she was very honest! Would have given her 10 stars if possible!

Gearhart Law Group the best in GA hands down!!!

Words can’t express how thankful I am for such a superb team! From the very beginning Beth waisted no time, she executed every step of the way. I never had to worry. Gearhart Law Group made me feel like I was there most important priority and not another file you just throw away on the desk. From finding doctors and getting the best treatment possible Khristy, your a trooper thank you so much. Gearhart Law Group the best in GA hands down!!!

D. Evans

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D. Evans

Words can’t express how thankful I am for such a superb team! From the very beginning Beth waisted no time, she executed every step of the way. I never had to worry. Gearhart Law Group made me feel like I was there most important priority and not another file you just throw away on the desk. From finding doctors and getting the best treatment possible Khristy, your a trooper thank you so much. Gearhart Law Group the best in GA hands down!!!

It turned out to be the best decision I have made in a long, long time.

I got injured at work. Trying to deal with the insurance company became overwhelming mainly because I needed surgery and they would not respond to my calls or emails. I researched local attorneys and decided to choose Gearhart Law Group mainly because it was smaller, I liked the information I read and I felt I might get more individual attention. It turned out to be the best decision I have made in a long, long time. Beth Gearhart made me feel as though I were her only client. She responded to my emails immediately, every time. She explained the whole process from the beginning and everything unfolded exactly as she explained it would. The process took time but I received the surgery I needed and in the end was very surprised by the large financial settlement I received due to Ms. Gearhart’s expertise. I highly recommend Gearhart Law Group.

R. Draine

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R. Draine

I got injured at work. Trying to deal with the insurance company became overwhelming mainly because I needed surgery and they would not respond to my calls or emails. I researched local attorneys and decided to choose Gearhart Law Group mainly because it was smaller, I liked the information I read and I felt I might get more individual attention. It turned out to be the best decision I have made in a long, long time. Beth Gearhart made me feel as though I were her only client. She responded to my emails immediately, every time. She explained the whole process from the beginning and everything unfolded exactly as she explained it would. The process took time but I received the surgery I needed and in the end was very surprised by the large financial settlement I received due to Ms. Gearhart’s expertise. I highly recommend Gearhart Law Group.
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