Do I Get Paid if I Get Hurt at Work? August 15, 2021 by Administrator Getting injured at work is inconvenient at best, and life-altering in the most severe circumstances. After this type of unexpected trauma, you are probably worried about where your next paycheck is going to come from if you can’t perform your job duties. The most probable path to getting paid is workers’ compensation. Most employers in our state provide workers’ compensation benefits. A business must participate in the program if it has 3 or more employees, including part-time employees. The benefits typically include: Medical careWeekly incomeRehabilitationBenefits for the family of a person who dies as a result of work injuries It’s important to report your injury to your supervisor immediately. If you let 30 days pass without reporting the injury and accident, you may be barred from the benefits. You may also be denied benefits if the injury occurred because of “horsing around”/egregious recklessness on the job, or if it occurred while you were under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs. Under the Georgia workers’ compensation law, you receive two-thirds of your average weekly pay, but without exceeding $675 per week. This is in addition to medical care and rehabilitation covered with the benefits. Proving your claim is not always as straightforward as you may think. The help of an experienced attorney like Laurie Robbins means your claim will be filed correctly, on time, and accurately. All the paperwork must be thorough and complete for the best chance of success. It’s not uncommon for a claim to get denied, and Ms. Robbins makes sure all aspects of a claim are completed correctly to reduce the risk of denial. In the event of a denied claim, Ms. Robbins can appeal the decision on behalf of the injured worker. If you have been hurt at work and have questions about workers’ compensation in Georgia, please call the law firm of experienced injury attorney Laurie Robbins, at 404-252-8117, for a complimentary case review. Our law firm is located in Atlanta and we are proud to advocate for injury victims from across the state.