Workers’ Compensation Claims In Georgia
Getting injured and recovering from that injury can be challenging. Getting injured while on the job can add a whole new level of frustration. At Joseph D. Weathers, PC, I have been helping clients file workers’ compensation claims and recover benefits for over 30 years. No matter what the industry, if you have been injured on the job, I can help you navigate your workers’ comp claim.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits: How It Works And Who Qualifies
From the first day you begin a job, if you get hurt while doing your job, you are eligible to apply for workers’ comp. The law in Georgia requires businesses with more than three employees (including part-time) to have workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ comp insurance packages can include medical reimbursement, rehabilitation services and loss of income benefits.
On-the-job injuries can occur in just about any industry. The most common industries with workers’ comp claims are the construction, health care, manufacturing, transportation and warehousing, delivery service, and retail industries.
The most common on-the-job injuries include:
- Soft-tissue injuries such as muscle sprains and strains
- Lacerations, cuts and punctures
- Fractures and broken bones
- Overuse injuries from repetitive stress that cause soft tissue damage
As a personal injury attorney, I have been helping clients navigate workers’ compensation filings and claims for decades. If you have been injured on the job, Joseph D. Weathers, PC can thoroughly assess your options and advise you of your rights to remedies, help you seek compensation for your injuries, including the filing of a workers’ compensation claim if you qualify.
What To Do If You Get Hurt On The Job
If you get injured or into an accident at work, report it to your employer immediately. To be eligible for workers’ comp benefits, you must report any incident within 30 days or you may risk your right to file a claim. If you require medical attention for your injury, find an approved practitioner. Your employer is required to post or distribute information regarding approved medical professionals.
Workers’ Comp Claims Have Strict Deadlines: Call Today
In Georgia, there are strict deadlines for reporting injuries and filing claims. You only have one year from the date of the injury to file your claim. Don’t wait. Call my office today at 229-589-8973 or send an email through my online form so that we can schedule your initial consultation as soon as possible.