Workers’ compensation is a state program that provides medical care, income benefits, death benefits to employees and in some cases dependents of employees who have been injured in a compensable injury.
A compensable injury is one where the employee is injured on the job in the course and scope of his employment or hired doing what he was hired to do and has an employer who has three or more employees. There are of course many exceptions so these are just general guidelines for someone who is wondering if they have a workers’ compensation claim.
Employers are required by law to carry workers’ compensation insurance coverage if they have three or more employees. As stated earlier there are exceptions and there are employers who purchase workers’ compensation insurance coverage with less than three employees, however the law does not require them to do so.
If you have a workers’ compensation claim, you should reach out to a Chatham County, Georgia workers’ compensation attorney to find out what your legal rights are.
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.