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What is Workers’ Compensation?
Workers' compensation is a form of insurance providing wage replacement and medical benefits to employees injured in the course of employment in exchange for mandatory relinquishment of the employee's right to sue his or her employer for the tort of negligence. While plans differ among jurisdictions, provision can be made for weekly payments in place of wages (functioning in this case as a form of disability insurance), compensation for economic loss (past and future), reimbursement or payment of medical and like expenses (functioning in this case as a form of health insurance), and benefits payable to the dependents of workers killed during employment (functioning in this case as a form of life insurance). General damages for pain and suffering, and punitive damages for employer negligence, are generally not available in workers' compensation plans, and negligence is generally not an issue in the case.
To be eligible for Workers' Compensation, you must be an employee. This means someone who works for another under a contract of hire and receives a salary or hourly wage. You do not have to be employed full-time. You do not have to be employed by only one employer. A written employment contract is not necessary. Employees can include an illegal alien, prisoners and minors.
If Georgia law applies to your case, unless you are certain that your employer or supervisor witnessed your accident, you must notify one of them about your accident within thirty (30) days. If you wait more than thirty (30) days, the notice must be in writing and there must be good reason for the delay. This notice provision is a legal time deadline or "Statute of Limitations." Failure to take required actions with a legal or contractual time deadline may result in losing various rights or benefits. You must comply with the above notice provisions, unless your employer knew about your injury. Under Georgia law a WC-14 form, Notice of Claim, must be filed with the Workers' Compensation Board either:
If you’ve suffered one or more of the following workplace-related injuries, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation:
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