Workers’ Compensation may provide you with medical benefits, rehabilitation support, and supplemental income if you suffer an injury or fall ill as a result of a compensable, work-related accident. These benefits are provided to help you return to work. In the case of your death, your dependents may also be eligible to claim benefits.
What You Should Know:
When you’re in an accident while on the job, report your injury immediately to your supervisor. If you wait more than a month to report the injury, you may lose the opportunity to receive benefits.
To file a claim, you’ll need to complete Form WC-14, file it with the State Board of Workers’ Compensation, and send a copy to your employer and their workers’ compensation insurance carrier.
If you’re away from work for more than 7 days because of your injury, you’re eligible to receive two-thirds of your weekly earnings, up to a maximum of $575 as a weekly income benefit. Depending on the nature of your injury, you may qualify to accept this benefit for up to 400 weeks.
How do I contact the State Board of Workers’ Compensation?
Call 404-656-3818 inside the metro Atlanta area or 1-800-533-0682 outside the metro Atlanta area, or write to:
State Board of Workers’ Compensation
270 Peachtree St., NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
Do I, as an employer, need to carry workers’ compensation insurance coverage, and if so, how do I get it?
Any business with 3 or more workers, including regular part-time workers, must carry workers’ compensation insurance. If your business is required to carry the insurance and fails to do so, you’ll be considered guilty of a misdemeanor.
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