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What You Should Know About Georgia’s Workers’ Compensation Law

If you were injured at work in Georgia, the legal system could help you seek the compensation you need to support yourself while healing. Workers' Compensation laws outline your rights as an employee and your employer's responsibilities in workplace injury cases. Who is Covered by Georgia's Workers' Compensation Law? Georgia's Workers' Compensation law covers all employers with over three employees. That means you'll be eligible for coverage, regardless of whether you're an employee, an independent contractor, or a subcontractor. You're also covered for any injuries sustained while on the clock—regardless of who was at fault for the injury. What Benefits are Available Under the Law? Under Georgia's Workers' Compensation law, injured employees are eligible for medical care, lost wages, and other benefits. Medical care covers all reasonable and necessary expenses related to the injury, including diagnostic tests, casts, crutches or a wheelchair, medications, surgery costs, and doctor's visits. Lost wages…

Georgia Workers’ Compensation Claims Versus Personal Injury Claims

If you or a loved one sustains a work-related injury, you need the advice of an attorney to make sense of your available options. Generally, you have two potential ways to recover compensation for your injury. First, you can file a claim for workers' compensation. Second, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit to receive compensation. There are essential differences, limitations, and restrictions between the two options. This article will discuss both options available to you. What Is Workers' Compensation? You may think of workers' compensation as an insurance program to protect employees injured while at work. Work-related injuries are common throughout the country, and Georgia is no exception. In 2020, the Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation processed 31,500 claims. Paid benefits for the year exceeded 706 million dollars. The Georgia Workers' Compensation mandatory insurance provisions exist to protect you while at work. As an employee,…

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