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Updated May 2021

Georgia Workers Compensation Law – How to Make Use of Workman’s Comp GA

If you work in Georgia for a company with more than 3 employees (including part-time and seasonal workers), you are covered by the Georgia workers compensation laws.

So, if it’s the law, why do you need a workers compensation lawyer?

We are approached by people who have been injured in the workplace but they are not sure how to make a claim. Other times they wonder if their injury is bad enough but, if your injury affects your ability to do your job, the chances are you will be covered by workers compensation. James Murphy is our Atlanta workers compensation lawyer. He’s been practicing in Georgia for decades and is highly qualified so he’ll work hard to get you a good outcome from your claim.

So, you can look at workers’ compensation like any other insurance except that it’s paid for by your employer. You don’t need to feel shy about making a claim, just like you would claim after a car accident. The payments you receive after a workplace injury will:

  1. Cover the full costs of your medical treatment with an authorized doctor.
  2. Help you cover your bills by paying 2/3rds of your usual weekly wage (up to a maximum limit) for up to 400 weeks if you can’t return to work.
  3. If your injury means you have to switch to a lower-paid job, workers comp lawyer Atlanta will appeal to workman’s comp to top up your wages for 350 weeks.

You are covered from your first day at work. Georgia law says that every employee who works within the state is eligible, even if the employer’s main office is located somewhere else. You can find out if your company is registered correctly by visiting the verification page on Georgia State Board of Workers Compensation website.

Georgia Workers Compensation FAQs



Cause: Another driver ran a red light and hit our client’s car.

Injuries: Hand fractures, kidney laceration, bruising, and friction burns



Cause: Our client was injured at work when an accident crushed his leg and foot.

Injuries: He suffered an injured leg & foot, and also chronic body pain and back pain. He reported his injury to his supervisor but he found it very difficult to get treated by a doctor and establish his Temporary Total Disability (TTD) benefits, including a weekly check. We were able to get his benefits started, and help him through the entire process in dealing with his employer’s insurance company.


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