Though most of us associate workplace injuries with construction sites and other jobs involving manual labor, the truth is, freak accidents can happen at just about any place of employment, and if you were recently injured on the job, you must continue reading and contact the Marietta workers’ compensation lawyer here at the Miller Law Practice, LLC today to learn more about workplace accidents and how our firm can help you through the workers’ compensation claims process ahead.
Marietta Workers’ Compensation Lawyer | Helping Injured Workers in Georgia
Our Georgia personal injury lawyer understands the implications a serious work-related injury or illness can have on an individual and his or her family, which is why our firm is dedicated to obtaining the workers’ compensation benefits you require to heal and rejoin the workforce once you are ready.
Qualifying for Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Georgia
To start, you should understand that unfortunately, not all employees will qualify for workers’ compensation benefits after sustaining an injury on the job. This is because Georgia law states that only businesses with three or more workers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. That being said, if you work for a business with three or more employees, even if they are part-time workers, you should qualify for workers’ compensation benefits.
What to do After an Accident on the Job
If you are injured on the job, notifying your employer or supervisor is paramount. You should do so immediately. From here, your employer should call an ambulance to the jobsite. You should also take pictures of the unsafe condition that caused your accident (if applicable). You can also ask anyone who saw your accident for their contact information as well. After being treated in the hospital, ensure you obtain a copy of all medical documentation/bills associated with your injury.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Georgia
As long as you can prove that you sustained a work-related injury or developed a work-related illness, you should obtain the workers’ compensation benefits you need to move on with your life. If your accident occurred on or after July 1, 2019, workers’ compensation benefits should cover the cost of two-thirds or your average weekly wage (though no more than $675.00 per week). Workers’ compensation benefits should also cover the cost of all authorized doctor and hospital bills, physical therapy, and prescriptions you’ve received to help treat your injury, and more. In certain cases, work-related injuries or illnesses may qualify a person to receive medical and vocational rehabilitation as well. Finally, as long as your injury occurred on or after July 1, 1992, you may receive benefits for up to 400 weeks, depending, of course, on the circumstances and severity of your injury/illness.
Contact Our Marietta Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
If you’ve been injured on the job, you should not have to suffer alone. Our experienced legal team is here to provide you with the quality representation you need through every step of the workers’ compensation process ahead. Contact the Miller Law Practice, LLC to schedule your initial consultation with our firm today.