Workers' Compensation Attorney in Decatur
Whether you work in construction, education, retail, assembly line, or a purely technical trade, no workplace is completely risk-free when it comes to injury. Accidents happen everywhere. And when they do, employees and their families deserve to be taken care of. The agreement between worker and employer doesn't stop with a paycheck.
There is also a promise that in exchange for the day's work, employees will be protected in the case of a workplace mishap. Workers' compensation insurance is being paid for in every employee's name, and it only makes sense to use the system in place to take care of your family's needs.
Dedicated employees rely on workers' compensation to take care of their needs after an injury in the workplace. The state and federal laws that provide for workers' comp are for the protection of employer and employee alike, but in many cases, it takes a skilled attorney to discern what should be paid to whom.
Georgia Workers' Comp Benefits
These are payable to you at the rate of two-thirds of your weekly wage. This is usually computed by averaging your wages for the 13 weeks before your accident. There is no cost of living increase of weekly benefits after the amount is determined. Weekly wage benefits are not payable until the authorized treating physician has placed you on a no work status.
Medical benefits are payable by your employer and their insurance company. You don't have to pay a deductible. The doctor or hospital will not bill you directly. Medical benefits include mileage to and from the doctor and prescription payments.
Permanent Partial Disability
When your doctor returns you to work and you are mostly recovered, the doctor should give a PPD rating that will provide an end benefit to you.
Whether you are an employer deciphering a workers' compensation application that has been filed and wishing for clarity in your responsibilities, or a worker whose family depends on the speedy processing of your claim, a lawyer with skills in this legal area will make your life a lot easier. Our attorneys can provide expert assistance during any workers' comp disputes.
All workers' comp cases are different. Sometimes it's easy to receive your benefits and other times employers will put up a fight. When this is the case, it's time to call Curtis Law and find out how we can help in your unique situation.
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