In Georgia, it is important to know that often times your employer takes money out of your paychecks to pay either for all or part of the employer provided health insurance. Because money is taken out of your personal paycheck, if you stop getting paid through your employer you will not have any money being paid to the employer’s health insurance.
Therefore, if you are injured on the job and unable to work due to your injury, you will have health insurance but likely you will probably receive a bill from your employer.
Often times, if you are receiving workers compensation benefits, you will be making substantially less than you were when you were employed.
If you are injured on the job this is something to consider so that your family does not lose health care coverage.
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.