Who is Required to Have Workers’ Compensation?

Who is Required to Have Workers’ Compensation?

Employers are required to provide prompt medical and disability benefits to Employees for injuries sustained on the job, resulting in partial or total incapacity or death. Every employer, individual, firm, association, or corporation, regularly employing three (3) or...
Who, What, and How will the Georgia SITF reimburse me?

Who, What, and How will the Georgia SITF reimburse me?

Any insurance company licensed in Georgia to issue workers’ compensation policies or self-insured employer authorized by the State Board of Workers’ Compensation is eligible to file a claim for potential reimbursement from the Subsequent Injury Trust Fund....
Do I Have to Go to My Appointment?

Do I Have to Go to My Appointment?

The Workers’ Compensation Act provides that an employer must provide medical care to an injured worker which is likely to “effect a cure, give relief, or restore the employee to suitable employment.” O.C.G.A. 34-9-200(a). While providing medical...
Can I Afford An Attorney to Represent Me in My WC Claim?

Can I Afford An Attorney to Represent Me in My WC Claim?

Many injured workers are concerned about how their attorney will get paid. In the field of workers’ compensation, claimant’s attorneys are generally paid on a contingency basis. The contingency fee structure ensures that injured workers, who do not have...