The Georgia Workers' Compensation system is governed by the State Board of Workers’ Compensation, which administers the rule that all employers must provide their employees with coverage. This is a no-fault program provided by employers that insures employees in the event of a workplace accident or illness. Any business that has three or more employees is required to offer these benefits. All employees are immediately covered by workers’ compensation upon their first day of hire.
Georgia law also provides that employees are entitled to three different types of workers’ compensation benefits:
Permanent disability benefits
There is one time limitation on the payment of medical benefits. If your injury incurred after July 1, 2013, you are limited to receiving medical benefits for only 400 weeks after the incident date, unless your injury was catastrophic in nature. A physician must also determine that the individual is unable to work due to an injury if they wish to receive wage benefits.
The Miller Williams Law Group is dedicated to advocating for injured workers. Dealing with the aftermath of an on-the-job injury can be overwhelming. If you have been hurt on the job due to a catastrophic accident, do not hesitate to contact us. Our legal team understands how dangerous the work environment can be, which is why we are here to represent you during this difficult time.
From difficulty getting back to work to challenges with covering medical bills, you may be anxious about what comes next following a workplace accident. Our attorneys will guide you through the process and fight for the just outcome you deserve. Give us a call today for the assistance you need