When you are injured on the job doing the job you were hired to do, also known as working in the course and scope of your employment, you are entitled to medical care for your work injuries and if you are taken out of work for more than seven days by an authorized treating physician, you may be entitled to weekly income benefits.
Under the Georgia workers’ compensation system you are NOT entitled to pain and suffering. This is a common misconception about workers’ compensation law. You are entitled to permanent partial disability but it is not to be confused with pain and suffering.
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.