When an employee is injured at work, he or she is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits according to Georgia law. One additional benefit that accrues once a person is injured at work is that those benefits can extend to the worker’s dependents going forward, even after death. Dependents are defined under the law as the dependent parents, children, or spouse of the injured worker. If you have questions about a family member’s eligibility to collect your benefits, reach out to an Atlanta workers’ compensation lawyer today.
The workers’ compensation scheme is an important one to ensure that our economy functions properly. It was adopted by states in the United States as a replacement for injured workers suing their companies under the provisions of personal injury law, and sets up a system where employers pay insurance premiums for all their workers, which prevents companies and workers from engaging in drawn-out lawsuits over every injury incurred.
Denial of Workers’ Compensation Benefits