Workers’ Compensation Pain And Suffering
Because workers’ compensation in the state of Georgia is a “no fault” system, one of the items that was given up by employees in return for receipt of workers’ compensation benefits was the right to recover for damages due to “pain and suffering.” Since the employee can recover even if the accident was due to his own negligence, pain and suffering are eliminated from all aspects of workers’ compensation benefits. Simply put, you cannot recover pain and suffering as a result of your workers’ compensation injury. You may be able to recover pain and suffering if you have a claim against a third party such as those arising from an auto accident that happens on the job or from a defective product you used at work.
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