People frequently ask if you can apply for both FMLA and workers' compensation benefits. The answer is "yes." The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) simply protects your job for a period of time if you are unable to work due to a serious illness or injury. Applying for FMLA does not preclude you from applying for or receiving workers' compensation benefits in Georgia. Call Georgia workers' compensation attorney Brian H. Sumrall at (404) 857-3835 if you have questions about the interplay between FMLA and workers' comp. Mr. Sumrall is based in Atlanta but handles claims all over Georgia.