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What happens if you are injured but fail the drug test?

In most cases, if you are injured on a Georgia worksite, you will be required to take a drug test. This test can be used to determine if you were at fault in the incident. You probably know that workers' compensation rules are pretty strict. You have to file your report within so many days to get your expenses covered. You may have to undergo an independent medical exam. You have to fill in all the right papers. If you make one misstep it can delay your case or even lead to it being thrown out. So, if you fail a drug test, what will happen to your workers' compensation?

Who is eligible for Workers' Compensation?

If you are injured on the job in Georgia, you are likely eligible for benefits under Workers' Compensation. According to the State Board of Workers' Compensation, you are covered by Workers' Compensation from the day you begin your job. This is an insurance that is purchased by your employer to be used when workers are injured or killed on the job. Benefits include payment of medical bills and reimbursement for lost wages.