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Please be aware that the Workers’ Compensation Law, Rules and Regulations are subject to change on July 1st of each year.
The purpose of the Workers’ Compensation Act is to compensate injured workers for their medical treatment, lost wages, and a permanency award to compensate the injured worker for the nature and extent of his or her injuries. It will NOT cover pain and suffering, as you would expect in a civil personal injury lawsuit. Since the Act covers a worker’s injury, regardless of fault, it does NOT provide for punitive damages. It can include penalties against the insurance company for a delay in benefits.
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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