Workers’ Compensation Benefits For Injured Decatur Workers
When a Decatur worker gets injured on the job, the first thing that they likely wonder is what options do they have while they are unable to work. Indeed, one of the most stressful and difficult parts of recovering from a workplace injury is surviving financially while being unable to work. Fortunately, for most Decatur workers there are options under Georgia workers’ compensation laws when a worker is injured on the job to the extent that they cannot do their job. Most Decatur workers who are injured to the extent that they cannot work as a result of workplace injury are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits to keep them on their feet while they are disabled and get them back to work in their regular capacity as soon as possible. But what exactly are Georgia workers’ compensation benefits, and what can Decatur workers expect to receive if they apply and are granted benefits? Here’s are the four types of Georgia workers’ compensation benefits that Decatur workers may receive if they are granted workers’ compensation benefits:
- Wage Replacement Benefits: Wage replacement benefits, also sometimes referred to as “disability benefits” are meant to replace or supplement an injured worker’s wages while that worker is injured and unable to do their job. In order to be eligible for wage replacement benefits, along with meeting other basic eligibility criteria, an injured worker must be unable to work for at least seven days. Importantly, wage replacement benefits are not paid out at 100% of an injured worker’s regular salary, but at a percentage of that salary up to a maximum amount established by Georgia workers’ compensation laws. The best way to find out what amount you may receive in wage replacement benefits if you are injured is to contact an experienced Decatur workers’ compensation lawyer.
- Benefits for Medical Treatment: There is no doubt that medical treatment can be very costly for many Decatur workers. Fortunately, if a worker is injured on the job and is eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits, those benefits include medical treatment, such as doctor visits, surgery if needed, medications, and other necessary treatment.
- Benefits to Help Get Back to Work: In addition to medical treatment, workers’ compensation benefits in Georgia may include benefits to get rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation benefits may include job training and other valuable services to get Decatur workers back to regular work.
- Benefits in the Case of a Death: Finally, under Georgia workers’ compensation laws, the families of workers who have been killed on the job may be entitled to workers’ compensation death benefits. These benefits may include a lump sum payment for funeral and related expenses that the family bears, as well as potential weekly wage replacement benefits for certain dependent family members.
Help with Your Decatur Workers’ Compensation Case
If you have been injured on the job and you are interested in seeking workers’ compensation benefits in Decatur, reach out to the experienced Decatur workers’ compensation lawyers at the O’Connell Law Firm. The O’Connell Law Firm offers a free and confidential consultation to see if they can help you. Contact the O’Connell Law Firm today and speak with a Decatur workers’ compensation lawyer about your rights for free.