So what is not covered under Georgia Workers’ Compensation claims? Hello, my name is Ty Wilson. I'm a Georgia Workers’ Compensation Attorney practicing law in the state of Georgia. And so some of the things that are not covered as far as injuries are concerned are if the individual who's been injured is either intoxicated by alcohol or drugs.
Now every situation is unique in the sense of how they were injured. And so it depends on how they're injured, if there is no coverage. There could be a situation where there actually is traces of alcohol and or drugs in the system. And there is coverage because of how the individual got hurt. So there are several situations where the individual may not have been actually doing anything that caused or contributed to their injury.
If they're intoxicated and they did not cause and or contribute to the injury, there is a possibility they still could qualify for income benefits or medical benefits and then subsequently income benefits as a result. It's very fact specific. It's always recommended you speak with the Georgia Workers Compensation Attorney regarding any type of intoxication issue.
Now, another area where Workers’ Compensation will deny you outright is if you're horseplaying. If someone is goofing around and then they get hurt or they hurt someone else. If you're part of that goofing around group, the chances are you're going to be denied medical benefits and then subsequently income benefits as a result. However, once again, the situation is always factually specific. So it depends on exactly what happened.
If you have a question like that, I always recommend you speak with a Georgia Workers’ Compensation Attorney. Tell them what happened and remember, it's not what you know, but it's what can be proven. And so a lot of times witnesses come into play with horseplay type scenarios. I hope that information has been helpful and we will see you on the next video.