Injured workers in Georgia are often placed under surveillance by an insurance adjuster or employer who is hoping to “catch” them with pictures or on video doing something that will help the insurer to cut off the employee’s benefits. Private investigators are working for the insurance company on a regular basis.
Not all injuries that occur during a work day are compensable in Georgia. Usually, if you were doing something for the benefit of your employer, and you were injured or became ill as a result, then you can receive benefits. Unfortunately, tricky situations occur that make it difficult to prove whether or not your injury or illness is work-related. Here are some areas that can create problems:
Not all job injuries are compensable. If you have been injured on-the-job, there is a chance that you may not qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. There are several special groups of workers who are exempt from coverage under the workers’ compensation laws of Georgia. Here are some of the most commonly exempted categories:
Before you receive medical treatment for a workplace injury, be aware of your role as a patient and the benefits concerning the treatment process. You may be entitled to more than you are getting, so check out this list before the next big decision about your medical treatment and/or visit to the doctor.
Georgia law provides for three different types of money benefits, as follows: