If you’ve been injured while working for an airline, you might be wondering if there is workers’ compensation for airport employees in Georgia. The good news is that as long as your injury occurred while you were working, it’s highly likely that your employer’s workers’ comp coverage will cover your medical bills and other losses.
However, even if your employer’s insurance policy covers you, it doesn’t mean you’ll get the benefits you need. That’s because insurers are always trying to offer less compensation than you deserve. Fortunately, an Atlanta airlines workers’ compensation lawyer from John Foy & Associates can represent you and fight for the benefits you’re owed.
How to Know if You’re Covered by Workers’ Comp as an Airport Employee in Georgia
Under Georgia workers’ comp law, your employer must provide workers with coverage if it has three or more employees. As you know, airlines require much more than three employees to operate, so you’re likely covered by workers’ comp insurance.
The law also states that your workers’ comp coverage must start on your first day working. So, no matter how long you’ve been employed by an airline in Georgia, you’ll be eligible to file a workers’ compensation claim. If you’re still unsure about whether you’re eligible to pursue workers’ comp benefits, an experienced attorney can offer the guidance you need.
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Workers’ Comp Benefits Available to Airport Employees in Georgia
Injured airport employees in Georgia are entitled to receive a variety of different workers’ comp benefits. Depending on how the airport accident has impacted you, you could qualify to receive any of the following benefits:
If you’ve suffered a workplace injury, you could be dealing with a handful of expensive medical bills. If your injuries have stopped you from working, you might find it difficult to cover your treatment bills. Luckily, a successful airport employee workers’ comp claim can pay for the following medical services:
- Doctor’s appointments
- Hospital care
- Physical therapy
- Cost of travel to medical appointments
- Lifetime medical benefits if you’ve suffered a brain injury or other type of catastrophic injury
- And more
In Georgia, Workers’ compensation for airport employees can also provide weekly payments to help with income losses. These benefits can provide weekly payments equal to two-thirds of your normal wage but cannot exceed $800. If your accident occurred after July 1, 1992, you could receive weekly payments for as long as 400 weeks.
If you’ve sustained a catastrophic injury, you could qualify for lifetime benefits. A skilled attorney can determine if you’re eligible for weekly payments and calculate how much you should receive.
If you’ve suffered a disability in an airport accident, a successful workers’ compensation claim can yield disability benefits. These benefits can provide long-term support to help you afford treatment and cope with setbacks caused by your condition.
The amount of time you receive disability benefits depends on the type of permanent injury you’ve sustained. For example, if you’ve lost an arm or a leg, you could receive benefits for as long as 225 weeks. An attorney can assess your situation and fight for the benefits you need to support yourself.
If your spouse or family member has passed away due to injuries sustained in an airport work accident, a winning workers’ comp claim can give you the death benefits you need to manage the impacts of your tragic loss. If you are the spouse, child, or dependent stepchild of the decedent, you can receive as much as $800 a week.
How a Georgia Airport Employee Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Can Help You
While it’s your right as an employee to pursue workers’ comp benefits after an on-the-job injury, getting the financial support you deserve can be difficult. The good news is that an experienced attorney can take on your case and work hard to ensure your claim is as strong as possible.
Here’s what a skilled legal representative can do to dramatically increase your chances of receiving a fair outcome:
- Collect evidence, such as accident reports, witness testimony, footage of the accident, medical records, and other documents to support your claim
- Build a strong workers’ comp claim
- Represent you during hearings and other proceedings
- Negotiate with insurers and push for a fair settlement
- Answer any questions you have about your case
- Keep you updated on your case’s status
Schedule a Free Consultation With an Atlanta Airlines Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Dealing with a workplace injury can be expensive and stressful, especially if your injury is preventing you from returning to work. If you’ve been hurt while working for an airline, our team can help you pursue compensation from your employer’s workers’ comp insurance provider.
Contact John Foy & Associates today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced lawyer. An attorney from our firm can meet with you to discuss your situation and answer any questions you have about workers’ compensation for airport employees in Georgia.