Ty Wilson Law Podcast
Ty Wilson Law Podcast
#143 Georgia Workers' Compensation Lawyer - Should Your Employer Be Paying For Your Medical Bills?

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You were injured on the job, and the first question you have is, “should the employer be paying for your medical bills?”. Hello, my name is Ty Wilson. I'm a Georgia workers compensation attorney. And our question today is “Is it the responsibility of the employer to pay for your medical bills?” Which it seems like a straightforward question, but the reality is there is an employer and there is an insurance company. 

Not all employers are what is called subject to the workers compensation act and therefore not all of them are required to have Workers Compensation Insurance. A good guideline would be, does your employer have three or more employees? If they do, then there's a good chance that they're supposed to have workers compensation under the workers compensation act or Workers Compensation Insurance under the workers compensation act. So that is a good guideline to go by. 

Just because I have three or more employees, doesn't always mean that they have Workers Compensation Insurance. You can contact the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation. They have what is called a coverage unit. You can ask them. You can give them your employer's name and address. And they should be able to tell you if there is workers compensation insurance coverage. 

The insurer is typically the one who pays the medical bills and potentially weekly checks,   We've covered those in other videos. However, they’re long and short videos. The employer would pay, if there is no workers compensation insurance coverage. If they have the ability to do so. It gets trickier when there's no insurance coverage on the plan. We hope that answered your question. We'll see you in the next video.

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