Answers To Your Workers' Comp & Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions
Doubt, uncertainty, and confusion can quickly cause painful situations to escalate into catastrophic traumas. Personal experience has taught us that when an accident victim allows his concerns to overwhelm his determination for justice, he neither gets relief nor justice. This is why we feel that getting answers to your injury questions are extremely important not only to relieve stress, but also to build a stronger injury claim. Allow us to address your concerns and come see for yourself how a simple answer can make a difference.
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How long do I have to be on the job before I am covered by workers’ compensation?
If your employer has three or more employees regularly in his or her service in Georgia, your employer is subject to the Workers’ Compensation Act, and is required to have workers’ compensation insurance coverage. Your employer may be any individual, corporation, sole proprietor, partnership, non-profit organization, limited liability company, or other entity which has employees in its hire. In Georgia, you are covered by your employer’s workers’ compensation policy beginning with your first day on the job.
When do I get my Workers' Comp settlement?
The amount of time it takes for you to receive a settlement or for your case to be resolved depends on a number of factors, including the severity of your injury, the duration of appropriate diagnostic and medical care, and more. Approximately 95% of all workers’ compensation claims are resolved through a settlement, with about one claim in twenty actually going to trial at the State Board of Workers’ Compensation.