You can't sue your employer in GA. You may have a workers' comp claim because you injured yourself while at work. However, if it was during a regularly scheduled work break, it may not be compensable. You are allowed to make claims for accidents that occur during the course of and scope of your employment, or while you are at your work place doing something in furtherance of your job duties. If your break was not a regularly scheduled break and it was over and you were on your way back to your job duties you have a claim.
I agree with the prior response. however, you may wish to check and see if the floor is cleaned by a party other than your employer. Man employer's use third party cleaning services and they may be liable to you for their negligence.
If the accident happened during the course of your employment, which it seems like it did, you should get a workers compensation attorney.
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If you were hurt at work, you file a workers comp claim with your employer. You can't sue the employer. (If a third party, such as an outside cleaning company, created the problem, you may be able to sue them). Discuss this with your lawyer.
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You may have a work cmp claim, so see a comp atty. You may have a third party claim against the cleaning service if they are not employee of your employer. If the bldg isnt owned by you employer, you may be able to sue the owner of the bldg too.
I agree with the other attorneys' responses. If you were injured because of your fall, it sounds like you have a worker's comp case. Should you need any assistance handling your case, my firm is here in Decatur. 404-816-7374.
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