If you are injured on the job in Georgia, you may have what is called a workers compensation claim. In order to determine if you have a workers compensation claim, you must
1. be an employee- if you are a contractor there are special test to determine if you are entitled to workers compensation coverage.
2. be hurt in the course and scope of your employment or hurt while you are doing something related to your employment.
3. Your employer must have three or more employees to be subject to the workers compensation act. By being subject to the act the employer is required to carry workers compensation insurance coverage.
If these three criteria are met you are entitled to medical benefits as they relate to your workers compensation injury.
You must provide notice to your supervisor as soon as possible once you are injured. If you need medical attention you should ask your employer for treatment.
Medical care is the primary benefit the workers compensation system provides. Other benefits would include possibly income benefits and/or permanent disability benefits.
If you are injured on the job and have questions about what your legal rights are and what you may be entitled to under the law, contact a Georgia workers’ compensation lawyer for your free consultation.
Be informed. Be aware. Be prepared.
Ty Wilson is a Georgia workers compensation attorney, with offices in Savannah and Atlanta, who provides free information to the injured and the families of the injured. Visit tywilsonlaw.com to order his FREE Georgia workers compensation “Special Reports” and to read his many articles and to watch his videos.
If you have specific questions for a workers compensation attorney in Georgia, give Ty at call 912-508-4711 in Savannah or 770-948-5454 in Atlanta.