Four Types Of Workers’ Compensation Benefits In Georgia
When an employee is injured on the job, Georgia Workers’ Compensation Laws allow the injured worker to apply for and recover workers’ compensation benefits. There are generally four different categories of benefits from which employees can recover:
1. Temporary Total Disability
Workers who are unable to work due to a work injury or illness can recover a percentage of their normal wages during the period they are out of work.
2. Permanent Partial Disability
Workers with a permanent injury can recover a predetermined amount of benefits depending on the specific body parts that are permanently affected.
3. Medical Benefits
All medical treatment, including doctor visits, surgical procedures and rehabilitative therapy are covered as a workers’ compensation benefit.
4. Travel And Related Expenses
Employees can also recover compensation for expenses relating to traveling to and from doctor visits or physical therapy. Injured workers can also recover for prescription drug costs and necessary medical devices.
Experienced, Reputable Georgia Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
At Julie A. Rice, Attorney at Law, & Affiliates, our team of attorneys has represented thousands of injured employees in Atlanta and across the entire State of Georgia with all aspects of the workers’ compensation claim process. Collectively, we have over 75 years of experience helping injured workers and their families filing an initial claim, work with physicians and handle denied claims.
We Know Insurance Companies
It’s important to note that insurance companies are in business to provide you the least amount of compensation possible. Our team works to get you the most amount of compensation for your Workers’ Compensation Injury.
We have worked with many different insurance companies through the years and understand the strategies many use to settle cases. This experience allows us to navigate the process more efficiently and with more expertise than attorneys who do not frequently work with insurance adjusters.
Insurance companies are in business to protect their interests; you need a strong and experienced lawyer on your side to advocate for you.
Leaders In The Field
Many of our attorneys have also written articles on Workers’ Compensation Law and given multiple presentations on this area of law. Many have also been listed as Super Lawyers in this area of law practice.
You can be assured that, with us, your case gets the quality, attention, expertise and experience that you deserve.
Don’t Delay. There Are Time Limits Involved.
When it comes to filing a workers’ comp claim, there are strict time limits. Generally, a claim must be filed with the State Board of Workers’ Compensation within one year from the date of injury.
You may also be entitled to additional compensation under a third-party lawsuit. Contact us to learn more.