Workers’ compensation is available to anyone who is the victim of
an injury, accident, illness, or disease at his or her workplace or in
the normal course of job duties. Any time you do a job or errand for your
employer for which you are paid, you are considered to be on the job or
working. If you sustained an injury, illness, or disease while working
or on the job, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation. Keep
reading to learn more about
workers’ compensation in Marietta.
Workers’ compensation is essentially a form of insurance that your
employer purchases. This insurance provides wage replacement and medical
benefits to employees who have medical expenses and lost work as a result
of a workplace injury or illness. In return, the employee must relinquish
his or her right to sue the employer for negligence or injury.
Not all employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance.
Employers who have 5 or fewer employees may not be required by the state
to hold workers’ compensation insurance. Farm workers and independent
contractors may also not be covered by workers’ compensation insurance.
Your physician or orthopaedic doctor can help you determine if you’re eligible.