Athens Georgia Workers Comp Medical Benefits Lawyer – Athens GA Work Injury Attorney
WORKERS COMPENSATION MEDICAL BENEFITS IN GEORGIA
If you or a loved one have been the victim of an injury at work near Athens Georgia, then call an Athens GA workers compensation medical benefits attorney at (phone).
Under workers compensation laws, the employer and the insurance company must pay for the medical treatment of any employee injured on the job.
The medical treatment must be reasonable to effect a cure for or to provide relief from the injury and includes authorized doctor bills, hospital bills, rehabilitation, physical therapy, prescriptions and necessary travel expenses. The treatment must be recommended by the injured employee’s authorized treating physician. Employees are permitted to change their authorized treating physician once. Generally, the employees must select their authorized treating physician from a “panel of physicians” selected by the employer.
Employers must maintain and post a “panel of physicians”. The panel must met the requirements set by the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation. IF the employer fails to maintain a “panel of physicians” the employees can receive treatment from a doctor of their choice.
An injured employee is entitled to wage benefits if he or she misses work or more due to an on-the-job accident or work-related injury. Under workers’ compensation laws, an injured employee is eligible for two thirds of the average weekly wages, based on the wages received for the 13 weeks prior to accident. The injured employee can receive the weekly wages as long as the employee authorized doctor says that the employee is disabled for work-related injuries.
When an employee has been seriously injured in an accident in the workplace, he or she may be entitled to disability benefits, depending on the type and severity of the injury and other factors. Permanent total disability (PTD) typically means that a worker has a disability that will keep him or her from working forever. Permanent partial disability (PPD) typically means that a worker can work in some capacity, once a doctor releases him or her to go back to work. The disability benefits will depend on disability rating given by the treating physician.
When the injured employee reaches maximum improvement – when the doctor has done everything possible to cure the employee – the treating physician will evaluate and determine the employee’s percentage of disability based on the American Medical Association guidelines.
Our workers compensation claim filing lawyers are based in Athens Georgia – GA.Our attorneys fight to get work injury victims the compensation they are entitled to.
From our offices, we help workers file work compensation claims in Athens, Warner Robins, Roberta, Forsyth, Byron-Centerville, Culloden, Fort Valley, Haddock, Jeffersonville, Lizella, Perry, Gray, Irwinton, Milledgeville and Vienna including Bibb County, Monroe County, Jones County, Crawford County, Peach County, Twiggs County, Baldwin County, Dooly County, and Houston County get the compensation they deserve. Call 1-800-569-1937 now or contact us online.