Can I claim Georgia Workers' Compensation if I was injured at a job I've only been at for a few weeks?
Qualifying for Georgia Workers' Compensation
To qualify for Georgia Workers' Compensation, your injury, illness or death must have occurred during the course of employment. This means if an individual is injured while on the job during assigned work hours, he or she will qualify for benefits.
However, if individuals are injured during unassigned hours, such as taking a break, or participating in unassigned duties, they will not qualify for benefits. Additionally, if in the course of commuting to and from work an individual is injured, they injury will not qualify for Georgia Workers' Compensation.
How an Atlanta Workers' Compensation Attorney Can Help
In a Georgia Workers' Compensation claim, victims often have fewer avenues for pursuit of compensation if they were injured while on the job than they would in a typical personal injury case. An Atlanta Workers' Compensation attorney can help you if your claim is denied or if it is undervalued.
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your Georgia Workers' Compensation claim, you may be entitled to receive payment of medical expenses, disability, wage loss differential or vocational retraining.
When you have been injured while on the job, an Atlanta Workers' Compensation attorney can advise you of your legal rights and help you fight for your Georgia Workers' Compensation benefits.
Contacting an Atlanta Workers' Compensation Attorney
If you are the victim of someone else's negligence or carelessness, whether in a work-related accident or some other type of accident, you have certain rights guaranteed by law. To help you understand these rights and seek the appropriate compensation to help get your life back in order, contact the Atlanta Law Offices of Sheryl L. Burke for a no-cost consultation on your work injury case - 404-842-7838.