When Accidents in a Workplace Lead to Eligibility for Workers’ Compensation in Georgia (Part B)

Ineligibility for Workers' Compensation in Georgia

There are circumstances when accidents in a workplace could result in an individual being ineligible to receive Workers' Compensation benefits. In most cases in which a worker unintentionally causes an accident due to carelessness, inattention or some other type of mistake, benefits will still be available.

However, if there was willful misconduct that led to the accident and resulting injury, then this may disqualify the worker.
For instance, if an individual wasn't authorized to operate a forklift, yet he or she ignored this and was injured, Workers' Compensation may be denied.

If a worker takes drugs or drinks alcohol before an accident occurs, this could also lead to ineligibility of benefits. Or if there was some type of horseplay or fighting at the time of the accident, it could inhibit benefits eligibility as well.

Help from Workers' Compensation Attorneys in Georgia

You may need to seek help from an attorney who handles work-related injury cases. When accidents in a workplace lead to illness or injury, then benefits are usually available. However, to fully understand what you are entitled to receive, seeking counsel from Workers' Compensation attorneys in Georgia is advised.

Your employer may try to deny you benefits if you somehow played a role in your accident and resulting injury. However, because this is a no-fault system, then you cannot be denied benefits. 

The best way to learn about eligibility is to speak immediately with an attorney who will evaluate the details of your case carefully to determine what your next step should be. Learning what your rights are can help you receive the benefits you may be entitled to that cover your lost wages, medical bills and other damages you have sustained.

Contacting Atlanta Workers' Compensation Attorneys

If you were injured at work, you have certain rights guaranteed by law. To help you understand these rights and seek the compensation you may be eligible for to help get your life back in order, contact the Atlanta Law Offices of Sheryl L. Burke for a no-cost consultation on your injury case - 1-404-842-7838.