Workers' Comp Law in Sandy Springs
It doesn't matter if you work in construction, education, retail, assembly line work, or a technical trade. No workplace is immune to possible injuries. When accidents happen at work, employees and their families deserve to be taken care of. The employee-employer agreement doesn't stop with a paycheck.
There is the promise that in exchange for their work, employees will be secure in the case of a workplace accident. Workers' compensation insurance is an established system. It only makes sense to use this system to take care of your needs and the needs of your family.
Employees rely on workers' compensation take care of their needs after an injury in the workplace. State and federal laws that provide for workers' comp are in place for the protection of the employer and employee alike. However, sometimes an experienced attorney is needed to decide what should be paid to whom.
Workers' Comp Benefits in Georgia
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.
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If you are an employer who needs to decipher a workers' compensation application or you're an employee whose family is depending on the speedy processing of a workers' comp claim, a lawyer with skills in this area will make life easier. Our attorneys can provide high-quality assistance during workers' comp battles.
Every workers' comp case is different. Sometimes it's easy to receive benefits and other times employees put up a fight. If this is the case, call Curtis Law and find out how we can help you.
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