Our firm understands how stressful an injury on the job can be. If you are encountering this unfortunate situation, it is important that you understand your workers’ compensation rights in Georgia. Continue reading and reach out to our skilled Marietta workers’ compensation lawyer today. Our legal team is dedicated to ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve.
Do I qualify for workers’ compensation benefits in Georgia?
It is important to recognize that not all employees qualify for workers’ compensation benefits in Georgia. This is because Georgia law says that only businesses with three or more workers are mandated to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Essentially, if you work for a business with three or more employees, even if they are part-time workers, you should be authorized to receive workers’ compensation benefits in the event that you were injured on the job.
What steps should I take after I was injured on the job?
If you were injured while at work, it is essential that you notify your employer or supervisor as soon as possible. After that, your employer should call an ambulance to the job site. It is important for you to obtain evidence of the accident, so you should also take pictures and videos of the unsafe condition that caused your accident (if appropriate). You should also ask anyone who saw your accident for their contact information for later on in your claim. Once you have seemed medical attention, you should ask your doctor for a copy of all medical documentation and bills related to your injury. Finally, it is beneficial to have a skilled attorney on your side to help you navigate through this process.
How are workers’ compensation benefits calculated?
You should receive the workers’ compensation benefits you need to heal so long as you can prove that you maintained a work-related injury or developed a work-related illness. If your accident happened on or after July 1, 2019, workers’ compensation benefits should cover the cost of two-thirds of your average weekly wage (but cannot exceed more than $675.00 per week). Workers’ compensation benefits should also protect the cost of all authorized doctor and hospital bills, physical therapy, and prescriptions you’ve received to help treat your injury, and more. In specific instances, work-related injuries or illnesses may permit a person to obtain medical and vocational rehabilitation as well. Finally, as long as your injury happened on or after July 1, 1992, you may receive benefits for up to 400 weeks, depending on the events and seriousness of your injury or illness.
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