Workers who suffer an injury by accident which arises out of and in the course of the worker’s employment are entitled to income benefits for lost wages plus medical benefits to be furnished to the injured worker by the employer or the employer’s insurance company. “Injury” is interpreted by the State Board of Workers’ Compensation more broadly than the ordinary definition of injury, such as when an employee injures his or her back while lifting an object, or an injury to a knee due to a fall, and can also include heart attack, stroke and disabilities caused over the course of time due to repetitive motions, such as lifting, bending, reaching, etc.
Injured workers who are receiving medical benefits and benefits for lost wages should still consult with an attorney to be sure they are receiving all of the benefits to which they are entitled. Our firm provides case evaluations which are both free and confidential.
In the practice of Workers’ Compensation law, our firm provides services not only to injured workers but also represents the interests of self-insured employers and uninsured employers.
We have successfully represented hundreds of injured workers in obtaining their benefits under the Workers’ Compensation Act of Georgia. Call today for a free consultation.