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There are laws that shield employers and co-workers from large recovery amounts. This is why you need a legal team who has the experience to help you obtain equitable compensation. If you have been injured while working, then contact us so that we can help you through the process.
Jeffrey M. Flynn
1447 Peachtree Street NE Suite 650
Atlanta, GA 30309
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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:
One year from the date of injury; or
One year from the date of the last authorized treatment paid for by your employer or its insurer; or
Two years from the last payment of Workers' Compensation income benefits.
The law office of Jeffrey Flynn, P.C. is dedicated to helping injured employees obtain workers’ compensation. Workers' compensation compensates individuals who have been injured or disabled on the job. You may also be eligible for these benefits, if you are a dependent of a loved one who was killed because of a work-related accident or illness. We can assist you with all areas of the workers' compensation process including receiving temporary disability, getting medical bills paid, settlements with the insurance company, etc.
You deserve compensation related to any injury that occurred on the job. We are here to help you get the benefits you deserve.
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