What is workers’ compensation?
In Georgia, workers’ compensation, sometimes called workers’ comp, is a mandated insurance program that provides compensation to employees who suffer job-related injuries and illnesses. It is designed to provide specific income benefits and payments for work-related injuries. The worker does not have to prove negligence or fault on the part of their employer, a co-worker, a customer, or some third party. Usually, in exchange for getting these guaranteed benefits, the employee does not have the right to sue the employer in court for damages.
The federal government has a workers’ comp program for federal and certain other types of employees.
Can I be fired in Georgia if I make a worker compensation claim?
Yes. You can be fired but you still have the right to receive the workers’ compensation benefits if they are due to you. This is a very tricky situation and it is why you need a knowledgeable attorney to guide you through the process.
Put our expertise to work for you. Smith, Welch, Webb & White offers free consultations for workers’ compensation cases:
- Back Injuries
- Neck Injuries
- Slip and Fall
- Repetitive Stress Injuries
- Many other types of workers’ compensation injuries
What other questions can your attorneys answer about workers’ compensation?
Workers’ compensation claims can be very complex. During our free consultation there are many other questions we can answer. Such as:
- What doctors can I see?
- Does my company have to pay for my mileage?
- Who pays for my prescriptions?
- Is there a time limit for filing a workers’ compensation claim?
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