If you are employed and not an independent contractor, and you are injured on the job in the course and scope of your employment (doing what you were hired to do), then your work injury is what is called a compensable work injury. You are covered the day you are hired as an employee.
There are of course several exceptions to every rule, so if you have been injured on the job and were not working the job you were hired to do, were on a break, lunch or otherwise, were going to or going from your place of work from your home, you may or may not have a workers’ compensation claim. The facts of every case are different so it is critical that you speak with a Georgia workers’ compensation attorney to discuss the specific facts that surround your claim.
Be informed. Be aware. Be prepared.
Ty Wilson is a Georgia workers compensation attorney, serving Chatham, Effingham, Bryan, Bulloch, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Wayne, Glynn, Camden, Brantley, Appling, Tattnall counties , who provides free information to the injured and the families of injured workers. 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.