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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 Attorney

If you are injured on the job, you may be worried about how you will pay your medical bills and how you can afford to take the time off of work that you will require to heal. Thankfully, Georgia’s workers’ compensation program was designed to address these concerns and offset the financial burden on you and your family. What Is Workers’ Compensation? Workers’ compensation is a state program that financially assists workers who become injured on the job. The program provides benefits for medical and rehabilitative expenses and lost income caused by on-the-job injuries. Am I Eligible For Workers’ Compensation? The first thing you have to do to determine eligibility is to find out whether your employer is covered by Georgia’s workers’ compensation law. If your employer has three or more employees, they likely are required to hold workers’ compensation insurance. However, federal agencies, railroad carriers, farmworkers, and domestic servants…

How Workers’ Compensation Works In Georgia

If you sustained an injury or developed a health condition relating to your employment, you may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits under Georgia law. You may be eligible to receive coverage for your medical treatments as well as benefits to help you cover your bills when your injury limits your ability to work. Your employer does not have to be at fault for the injury or the condition. In fact, even a worker whose own actions contributed to the incident may still receive benefits. Job-related injuries The main requirement for coverage is that the injury or health condition stems from your job. For example, an injury may be covered if it occurs in the course of your employment; similarly, a condition should arise from job-related activities. Specifically, this includes injuries that happen while you are working. In Georgia, employment-sponsored activities such as company events or weekend retreats can also count…

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