Yes, you can pursue a claim for damages against a negligent party even if you are also pursuing a workers’ compensation claim. Georgia workers’ compensation law does not allow you to sue your employer for pain and suffering but third party tortfeasors are not so lucky.
I frequently represent truck drivers and others who were operating a vehicle during the course of their employment and who were injured due to the negligence of another driver.
Generally the workers’ compensation carrier will be responsible for payment of medical bills arising from your accident. The other driver’s insurance will be responsible for your property damage (car repair).
As part of my workers’ compensation representation, I will obtain copies of your medical records, which saves me significant time and money (no additional medical record fees) when putting together a demand package for your personal injury case.