Were you or a loved one injured in a construction accident and have questions about workers’ compensation benefits? Watch this video to learn more.

What benefits are available under workers’ compensation in Augusta?

I met with a man last week to talk to him about his workman’s compensation case. He had injured his shoulder working at a plant as an electrician, off of Washington Road. He asked me to explain the workman’s compensation system to him. If you’re reading this, you may have the same question. I’ll give you the same answer I gave the man. Georgia workers’ compensation is required for all employers that have three or more employees.

There are three benefits allowed under the Georgia Workers’ Comp system. The first is lost wages. An employee is entitled to two-thirds of his average weekly wage, with a cap of $675 a week. The second benefit under workman’s compensation is medical benefits with an authorized physician. The third benefit is an impairment rating, if the employee has permanent limitations as a result of their injury.

The employee also asked me whether he’s entitled to anything in addition to workman’s compensation, and I told him, no, there’s no other benefits allowed against an employer; however, if a company not affiliated with your employer is responsible for your injuries, a claim called a third-party claim may be made against that company.

Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a construction accident and have questions about workers’ compensation benefits?

Contact the experienced Augusta construction accident lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson, today for a free consultation and case evaluation.

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