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Workers' Compensation

Workers’ Compensation Injury Claims
Workers’ compensation in Georgia is a mandatory insurance program designed to compensate injured workers for medical care and lost wages.
If a business employs three or more workers, the business most likely must provide workers’ compensation coverage in Georgia.
You should report any workplace accident or potential occupational disease or work-related illness to your employer as soon as possible. If you wait longer than thirty days, you risk losing workers’ compensation benefits.
Medical Treatment
Your employer must post information regarding the medical care providers that you may seek treatment from for work-related injuries and occupational diseases.
Your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier is responsible for covering all proper and necessary medical care related to your workplace injury, illness, or occupational disease. Medical treatment includes doctor visits, hospital stays, physical therapy, and diagnostic studies, such as X-rays.
Lost Wages
If you are unable to work, due to a compensable injury, for more than seven days, you are eligible for weekly income benefits. You should begin receiving these payments weekly within three weeks of your first day of missed work.
Your lost wages benefits will pay you up to 2/3 of your average weekly wage, subject to certain state maximums. These benefits will continue for a maximum of 400 weeks.
If you are permanently disabled, either partially or totally, as a result of your workplace injury or occupational disease, you are entitled to additional monetary benefits. These benefits depend on the nature and severity of your permanent disability. Even if you have a small impairment and can continue working, you can get a permanent disability benefit.
In addition, if your permanent disability prevents you from returning to your job, you may be eligible for vocational retraining services.
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525 W Broad Ave
Albany, GA 31701
Phone: (229) 435-0021
Email: winmitch@bellsouth.net

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