Knowing what's covered so you can get the benefits you deserve
Worker's compensation is meant to cover medical bills resulting from work-related injuries as well as partial salary for days you can't work, rehabilitation time, retraining and, in some cases, long-term disability. This coverage is for more than onsite injuries and work-related illnesses. There are many occupational accidents and health concerns that may entitle you to a worker's compensation claim.
Don't give up on a legitimate claim
If you apply for workers' compensation benefits, your company or its insurer could deny the request. Employers have sought to reduce their expenses by devoting fewer funds to injured employees. Businesses in Georgia cut workers' compensation costs by more than 4% in 2011, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Unfortunately, such achievements often come at the expense of legitimate claims.