Employers MUST purchase Workers’ Compensation Insurance or self-insure their company to cover their employees’ work-related injuries.
They must post a notice at the workplace to alert employees about that coverage. That notice must tell you where you can go for treatment. Employers who do not post this notice have violated the law and the consequences for that benefit you.
You are still covered under Georgia Workers’ Compensation even if the employer is based in another state if they had you working in Georgia when the accident happened. You may also be covered under Georgia Workers’ Compensation if your employer is a Georgia company that had you working in another state at the time the accident happened, or you were hired in Georgia.
If your employer tells you they do not have Workers’ Compensation Insurance for their employees, and they can’t cover your injuries, medical bills, or lost wages, DON’T BELIEVE THEM! Seek the assistance of an experienced Workers’ Compensation lawyer to make sure your rights are protected and that your employer takes responsibility for your injuries.
If you are injured in a work-related accident, your employer must provide emergency medical care, if needed, and ongoing medical care needed to completely correct or help alleviate your injury. It is on them to cover ALL of your necessary medical treatment. This can include doctor visits, hospital care, surgery, physical therapy, chiropractic treatment, pharmaceuticals, prosthetic devices, and prescribed medical appliances.
Learn more at: What Does the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Act Cover?
If you are injured on the job, you have certain rights, benefits and responsibilities.
Your employer also has obligations and responsibilities regarding all employees. The main focus of Georgia Injury Advocates is to assist job-related injured workers in receiving immediate and quality medical care, to administer workers’ compensation claims from the initial injury until the closing of the claim, and to safely return lost-time employees to productive employment. We believe that a healthy, safety conscious and productive company is the result of healthy, safety conscious and cooperative employees. The staff of our Marietta injury law firm understands an employee’s and a family’s concern when a wage earner is injured on the job and cannot work. We are here to help you through this difficult time.
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