In Georgia, if you are injured on the job, you may be entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits such as the payment of medical bills, lost wages, and possibly more. The filing process for a workers’ compensation claim can be complicated, so it is important to have an experienced attorney on your side to ensure that all documents are completed properly and that the documents are filed correctly.
Pursuant to Georgia Code §34-9-200, for injuries that are not considered catastrophic, for a maximum period of 400 weeks, the employer is required to pay medical, surgical, and hospital care, and other treatment, items, and services which are prescribed by a doctor, including medical and surgical supplies, artificial members, and prosthetic devices and aids damaged or destroyed in an compensable accident. If an injury is considered catastrophic, then the employer is required to pay the above-stated medical expenses without any maximum period limitation.
Pursuant to Georgia Code §34-9-265, if an employee entitled to workers’ compensation dies as a result of an on-the-job injury, then the surviving spouse may be entitled to receive the workers’ compensation benefits.