If you are injured on the job in Georgia, you are entitled to medical care as it relates to your work related injury. Beyond medical care, if an authorized doctor takes you out of work for more than seven days you may be entitled to weekly income benefits or weekly checks. If you complete your medical treatment and are still physically or mentally impaired as a result of your workers compensation injury you may be entitled to permanent partial disability benefits. These are the three main benefits you are entitled to. A common myth in workers compensation is that you are entitled to pain and suffering, this is NOT true. You are not entitled to pain and suffering on Georgia workers compensation claims. If you have specific questions about your claim and what benefits you may or may not be entitled to you should contact a Georgia workers compensation lawyer.
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.