Unfortunately, there are often instances in which employees are the victims of violence in the workplace. If you have been the victim of workplace violence, depending upon the specific circumstances of your case, you may be entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits.
Generally speaking, if the violence takes place in the course and scope of your employment, and is related to the work that you are performing, then you will likely have a compensable workers’ compensation claim. Conversely, if the violence is related to something stemming from outside of the workplace, then it will likely not be compensable under Georgia’s workers’ compensation laws. Cases involving workplace violence are incredibly fact-specific. This being the case, if you are a victim of workplace violence, it is recommended that you consult with an attorney who specializes in workers’ compensation as soon as possible.
Have you or a loved one been involved in a workplace accident? It is important that you contact an attorney who specializes in workers’ compensation in order to ensure that your rights are adequately represented. Contact the attorneys at Dan Chapman & Associates. We offer free case evaluations and collect no fees unless you win!