In the state of Georgia, companies with three or more regular employees are required to maintain workers’ compensation insurance to defray employee expenses if employees are injured on the job or become ill due to a condition of the workplace. In some cases, injuries or illness of this kind can lead to permanent disability.
Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Permanent Disability?
Workers’ compensation does cover long-term or permanent disability. It also provides compensation to the family of an employee who is killed in the course of doing his job. The amount of money provided in these cases is usually based upon a percentage of the employee’s salary.
Workers’ compensation is intended to help defray all costs of on-the-job injury, including lost wages, hospitalization, rehabilitation, physical therapy and other expenses required to help you recover so you can work again. In cases where injury is severe enough that you will not be able to return to work, workers’ compensation will provide a long-term settlement to help you care for your family.
Permanent Disability Cases in Court
Proving a workers’ compensation case can be complex and difficult. When you need workers’ comp to put your life together and care for your loved ones, you might also find yourself needed an experienced workers’ compensation law team to help you make your case.
If you have suffered a serious injury resulting in disability in the Atlanta, Georgia area, please contact the law team at Robbins Law, PC With extensive experience in workers’ compensation in the Atlanta, Georgia area, we can help you get the compensation you need and deserve.