Workers’ Compensation Law in Georgia | What You Should Know

Sustaining an injury on the job can be very scary, especially as it often brings about the fear that you will lose out on a paycheck and be unable to support yourself as you recover. Fortunately, if you’ve been injured on the job in Georgia, there are workers’ compensation laws in place to prevent that from happening. Please continue reading and speak with AllianceMeds to learn more about these laws and how our team can assist you. Here are some of the questions you may have:

Who is covered under Georgia’s workers’ compensation law?

If you’ve been injured on the job, your first question is most likely whether you are covered under Georgia’s workers’ compensation law. 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 should I do if I am injured on the job in Georgia?

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. He or she should then call an ambulance. While you await the ambulance’s arrival, you should document the incident. Take pictures of the cause of your accident, ask witnesses for their contact information, and seek immediate medical attention.

What does workers’ compensation cover in Georgia?

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. Furthermore, all authorized doctor/hospital bills, the cost of physical therapy, prescriptions dealing with your injury, and more will be covered if you were injured on the job. In many cases, after a work-related injury, you may also qualify for medical and vocational rehabilitation. You should also understand that if your accident occurred on or after July 1, 1992, you may receive benefits for up to 400 weeks, depending on the circumstances of your injury. If you have any additional questions regarding workers’ compensation claims in Georgia, speak with AllianceMeds today.

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.