Workers' Compensation

What Does Workers’ Compensation Provide For?

Workers in Georgia are ensured and are entitled with workers’ compensation when they are hurt while at work. Aside from the cash benefit they would get for assistance, there are other different types of benefits an injured worker or employee.

What Does Workers’ Compensation Provide For?

An employee’s benefits refers to the compensation to supplement the wages or salaries. Some of these includes life insurance, sick and paid leave, housing, profit sharing, child care benefits, bonuses, life insurance, medical and dental insurance, retirement plan, and short-term and long-term disability insurance.

An injured worker is covered by workers’ compensation which includes medical treatment with the expenses shouldered by the employer or the company’s insurance. The types of cash benefits one could get are Total Temporary Disability (TTD), Total Partial Disability (TPD), and Permanent Partial Disability (PPD), these are effective when the employee misses work due to injury or permanently injured. The cash benefit one could get depending on what type of disability the worker has, and the amount may vary on the average weekly wage, and other figures including salary, hourly pay, tips, meal allowances, lodging allowances, clothing allowances, and year-end bonuses. But still depending on how much the employee have worked in the 13 weeks before the injury, then all of the figures will be calculated.

Furthermore, medical/health insurance will provide you medical care and rehabilitation to help you get return to work. An employee may choose with the list of certified doctors that their employer has posted, that is to ensure the effectiveness of the doctor who will attend and provide you the right treatment for your injury. And your accredited doctor bills, hospital bills, prescriptions, therapy, and necessary travel expenses will be shouldered if the injury was caused by an accident while the employee is on the job or on duty.

An employee is also entitled for a weekly income benefits if the employee has missed work for more than seven days due to an injury, and the first check should be mailed within twenty-one (21) days after the first day the employee missed work. This is to assist the injured employee’s financial needs while he is recovering the accident or injury.

If you’ve been denied any Workers’ Compensation benefits or you have questions about your entitlement to benefits, call Bobe and Snell law offices at 470-268-5802.

Workers' Compensation

What Does Workers Compensation Provide For?