In 2008, The Bureau of Labor Statistics found that almost 3.7 million nonfatal injuries and illnesses occurred on the job throughout the United States.
In Georgia, the State Board of Workers’ Compensation cited that over 35,550 weekly benefit claims were made. Over 121 thousand medical claims were made stemming from work-related accidents. The workers’ compensation board also reported that almost $600 million dollars of weekly benefits were paid in 2007 and almost $700 million dollars were spent on medical benefits.
If you have been injured on the job, it is important that your claim be counted and proper compensation be allowed under the law. Work place injuries may be the result of repetitive work duties or they may arise from sudden traumatic experiences. Proper reporting and representation are crucial in securing your claim and entitlement. Call the Ramos Law Firm now for your free consultation (404) 355-3431.