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What is the purpose of workers’ compensation?

Workers in Georgia have certain protections under the law. These protections allow you to seek compensation if you’re ever injured on the job. Harriss and Hartman Law Firm, P.C., can explain the purpose and various benefits of workers’ compensation in greater detail.

The primary purpose of workers’ compensation is to make up for the money lost due to an incident at your workplace. Generally speaking, this means reimbursement for medical costs. For example, if you fall from scaffolding at a construction site, workers’ compensation can help you pay for the ambulance and hospital visit. You will also likely have to miss work in order to recover, and compensation can help cover the lost wages during that time, too.

Despite popular misconception, workers’ compensation isn’t just for people who work “dangerous” jobs, either. Anyone injured at work can be eligible, whether you’re a construction worker or a city librarian.

Workers’ compensation benefits differ from situation to situation. Many companies have their own form of coverage that you should look into in detail before accepting any job. In some cases, you may need to seek additional legal help if you decide you want to pursue compensatory damages.

You don’t have to face the harsh battle for compensation alone. If you’re considering taking your case to court, you could benefit from contacting our experienced attorneys for additional aid and information. You can also take a look at our webpage here, which is dedicated to explaining the intricacies of workers’ compensation and how it can apply to your unique situation.