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On the Job Injury

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Have you or a loved one been injured on the job? If so, call us for help in determining what benefits you are entitled to receive. Also, if the injury was caused by another party, you may have two cases, a worker’s compensation case, and a personal injury case. In Georgia, the benefits you can get if you have only a worker’s compensation case are set by law and include money benefits and medical benefits. If your employer had three or more full or part time employees, then your employer is required to have worker’s compensation insurance coverage to cover your injuries. You are entitled to get medical care from a posted panel of medical providers. The posted panel should be posted at your job. Also you are entitled to wage benefits if your doctor says you can’t work. In order to get worker’s compensation wage benefits, you have to be out of work for a certain period of time before you can get your wage benefits. Your employer is also required to pay for your mileage to and from the doctor for your doctor visits, so you should keep a log of your trips to the doctor and the mileage each way. Wage benefits are set by law, and you can get 2/3 of your average weekly wage for weekly benefits, up to the maximum in Georgia is $525 per week. If 2/3 of your average weekly wage is more than $525 per week, you will still only be able to draw $525 per week. If your doctor releases you to return to work, and you go back earning less than you earned before you were hurt, you are also entitled to 2/3 of the difference in pay of what you were making before you were hurt and what you are making when you go back to work earning less. This benefit is limited to a maximum of $350 per week. Your medical benefits have to be paid in full, so you should not have to pay any medical bills as long as you are being treated by an authorized treating physician. You should make sure at the start of your medical care that you are being treated by an authorized treating doctor that is listed on the posted panel of doctors at your place of work.

Call us today and let us handle your case or let you know what benefits you are entitled to.