Marietta has just over 31,000 employees, according to recent estimates. This number has grown by more than 5% from the previous year. Each day you go to work to earn the money you need to pay your bills and care for your family. When you are injured in an accident, those paychecks suddenly stop coming. If you’ve been injured in an accident, you are entitled to seek compensation for lost wages in addition to the other expenses you incur from your injuries. The attorneys of Kaufman Law, P.C. will aggressively fight to see that you receive the compensation you are entitled to.
State Law Allows for Lost Wages Compensation
Georgia state law governs cases in which you have been injured through someone else’s negligence. These claims are known as personal injury claims, and they are intended to allow those who have been injured through negligence to seek compensation outside of whatever criminal proceedings may or may not arise from the accident.
There are a number of ways you may have been injured, causing you to miss work.
Car accidents remain one of the top causes of accidental injury throughout the nation and in Georgia. After a car accident, you may be injured and unable to work for weeks, months, or even longer while you receive medical treatment and rehabilitation. You are entitled to compensation not only for your medical expenses but also for the wages you lost due to missed time at work.
In order to receive compensation for lost wages after a car accident, you will need to prove the other party was negligent and was more than 50% responsible for the accident. Even if you were partly responsible for the accident, you may still receive compensation, but it will be reduced by the amount that you were determined to be at fault.
At times, insurance companies may deny your claim and you may need to file an appeal to receive the benefits you deserve.
If you are injured at work, workers’ compensation insurance will compensate you for lost wages due to missed time at work. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault insurance program, meaning you will not need to prove the employer was at fault in your accident to receive compensation.
In Georgia, you will receive two-thirds of your average wages, up to a maximum of $575 per week. If you are able to return to light duty work, the amount you make in that work will be deducted from the wage benefits you receive from workers’ compensation.
If you fall and are injured on someone’s property, you may be eligible for compensation. If you are unable to work while you are receiving medical treatment, you are entitled to be compensated for the lost wages due to missed time at work.
To receive compensation for your lost wages, you must show that the property owner or their employees knew or should have known that the property was unsafe. You must also show they had opportunity to repair the problem or protect others from the danger and failed to do so.
Receiving compensation for lost wages after an accident often requires filing a lawsuit to prove you deserve the compensation you seek. For more than 40 years, the attorneys of Kaufman Law, P.C. have successfully helped clients receive millions of dollars in compensation for their injuries and they are ready to put their experience to work for you.