Workers' Compensation

Workers’ Compensation

A High Level View of Georgia Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ Compensation is a form of insurance provided to an employee that has been injured during the scope of employment. Under Georgia Law, Workers Compensation is different than a traditional injury case because the fault of the work-related injury is not a prerequisite to a claim, with some limited exceptions.

In order to receive workers’ compensation benefits, the injury must arise “out of and in the course of the employment.” The benefits available include medical expenses for the injury, and may include monetary benefits for missing work and for any permanent impairment as a result of the injury. The benefits are typically limited in time, unless the injury is considered catastrophic under the law.

In the case of work-related deaths, workers compensation provides for a limited remedy for the spouse and/or children of the employee who died to help offset the loss of wages provided by the deceased worker.

The laws that govern Workers’ Compensation claims can often be complex and confusing. Because of the complexity of the laws it is easy to miss benefits that an injured worker may be entitled to. If you have been injured on the job, you should consider having an attorney represent you to be sure you are receiving all the benefits available to you under the law.

At Pasley & Nuce, you will receive a free initial consultation with an attorney to discuss your case. We pride ourselves on giving honest straight forward advice. We handle Workers’ Compensation claims on a contingent fee basis, which means you pay us nothing up front. At Pasley & Nuce, LLC, we promise to work hard to get you the compensation that you deserve.