Georgia Workers’ Compensation Payments Made in 2010

Georgia’s State Board of Workers’ Compensation released a “capsule look” at the 2010 financial information relating to workers’ compensation income and “medical only” benefits paid in 2010. The report was based on the self-reported data provided by self-insureds and insurance companies. The report indicated that: 37,167 “new claims” were generated for weekly income benefits. Over $843 million dollars were paid in indemnity benefits. It is important to note that these payments included indemnity claims generated before 2010. Over 97,000 “medical only” claims were reported. In this situation, the injured worker required medical treatment but did not miss time from work (at least in theory). Over $94 million dollars were paid to medical facilities such as Concentra, Choicecare, occupational and industrial clinics, or various emergency rooms for these “medical only” claims. Over $674 million dollars were paid out to hospitals and medical facilities in 2010. If you have been injured on the job, call the Ramos Law Firm now for your free consultation. Our workers’ compensation firm is headquartered in Atlanta, Fulton County, and we handle matters throughout Georgia. Help with your Georgia workers’ compensation claim is only one step away.  Contact us at (404) 355-3431, via e-mail or our online...

Workers’ Compensation Claims in Georgia for 2009

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 115,500 work accidents occurred in Georgia in 2009.  These work injuries included workers in the private sector as well as government employees.  Of the 115, 500 work injuries, approximately 27, 100 employees had to miss time from work.  Additionally, another 23, 600 injured workers were placed on modified or restricted duty jobs. The workers in the “service industry” appear to suffer more work accidents than other Georgia industries.   In 2009, approximately 66,500 service workers reported on-the-job injuries.   In contrast, the manufacturing industry recorded 13,500 reported cases.  These manufacturing jobs included workers in the food and beverage industry; textiles; apparel; printing; and paper industries. When a worker is injured on the job, he or she has two basic benefits (1) medical care and (2) weekly income payments.  These benefits are dependent upon its relationship to the occupational accident.  There is no “pain and suffering” awarded in workers’ compensation cases.  However, the injured employee may be compensated for any permanent impairment he or she may receive based on the severity of the work injury. If you have been hurt at work and believe you have the right to select your physician, please contact the Ramos Law...