What to Know About Workers’ Compensation in Georgia

If you have been injured on the job in Georgia, you likely have a lot of questions. Read on to learn the answers to some of the most commonly asked workers’ compensation questions:

Who Does Workers’ Compensation Cover in Georgia?

If you’ve been injured on the job, you may be wondering whether you are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. In Georgia, the law states that any business with three or more workers, regardless of whether they are regular part-time workers, is required to have workers’ compensation insurance.

What Does Workers’ Compensation Cover?

If you are injured while on the job in Georgia, workers’ compensation will cover a portion of your medical bills, a portion of your lost wages, and more.

More specifically, workers’ compensation will cover the cost of two-thirds of your average weekly wage, but not more than $675.00 per week, as long as your accident occurred on or after July 1, 2019. All authorized doctor/hospital bills, the cost of physical therapy, prescriptions related to your injury, and more will be covered if you were injured on the job. In many cases, you may qualify for medical and vocational rehabilitation, if deemed necessary.

What do I do if I am Injured on the Job in Georgia?

Obtaining workers’ compensation benefits can be challenging. In fact, if you don’t take the proper steps, your claim may be denied. To avoid this, there are a number of important steps you should take when an injury occurs. After sustaining an injury on the job, the first thing you should do is speak with your supervisor and notify him or her of your injury. This will help ensure that your supervisor files a report. You should also ask your supervisor to call an ambulance. It is important to go to the hospital, even if you do not believe you have been seriously injured. This is because it is possible to sustain a serious injury without realizing it, or have an injury that does not show symptoms until later on. Additionally, going to the hospital can provide you with important proof of the origin and extent of your injuries. While you await the ambulance’s arrival, you should document the incident. Take pictures of the cause of your accident and ask witnesses for their contact information.

If you are injured on the job, AllianceMeds is here to help. Reach out today to discuss your case.

Contact AllianceMeds

If you have become the victim of an on-the-job injury, it may be beneficial to speak with an attorney and the doctor that is treating you to determine how to make the process as easy as possible. AllianceMeds understands that a workplace accident can be challenging and is here to help. We will deliver your medication to your door using overnight delivery and cover any out-of-pocket expenses that may arise. If you have any questions about how we can help, contact AllianceMeds today