912-208-2992 www.TyWilsonLaw.com. Savannah, Georgia workers’ compensation lawyer Ty Wilson discusses, What benefits am I entitled to if I’m injured on the job in Georgia? If you’re injured on the job or hurt at work in Georgia, you’re entitled to medical care as it relates to your injury. It’s important that you provide notice and we’ve done a video on that, so please take a look at that video if you have any questions, and once you provided notice to your employer, you want to ask them for medical care. There is a separate topic on posted panels of physicians, but that will give you a list of doctors that you can choose from in order to receive the medical care you need for your work injuries. Medical benefits are important because they will get you the medical care you need. If the medical provider that you’re seeing takes you out of work for more than 7 days, then you would also be entitled to what is called income benefits. If you’re taken out of work completely, it would be temporary total disability benefits. If you’re put on light duty work restrictions and your employer has work for you, it would be temporary partial disability benefits. Those are the main benefits that are available to you as you initially get hurt. At the end of your claim, once your doctor has likely released you to maximum medical improvement, you may also be entitled to what is called permanent partial disability benefits. If there is a death, then there are death benefits, and some of the death benefits include funeral expenses up to a certain statutory amount and income benefits for the surviving family members. These death benefits can be technical as to who is in fact entitled, so it’s highly recommended that you reach out to a Georgia workers’ compensation attorney to get the information you need so you understand what benefits you may or may not be entitled.
Ty Wilson is a workers’ compensation attorney in Georgia and is dedicated to helping injured people and their families. Call his office today at 866-937-5454 to order his free report, Common Myths Associated with Georgia Workers’ Compensation Claims. This report is intended to give you and/or your loved one a basic understanding of what you are entitled to under workers’ compensation and more importantly what you are not entitled to in your Georgia workers’ compensation claim.