Workers’ Compensation – Your Questions Answered

Russell Keener literally wrote the book on Georgia’s Workers’ Compensation guidelines. Today we are highlighting a few of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to workers’ compensation in Georgia.

Q: What is workers’ compensation?

A: Workers’ compensation is a benefits program created by the state law that provides medical, rehabilitation, income, death and other benefits to employees and dependents due to injury, illness, and death resulting from a compensable, work-related claim covered by the law.

Q: Can I be compensated for a repetitive motion injury?

A: Yes. Repetitive motion injuries are compensable if they arise out of and in the course of employment.

Q: Is there a time limit or statute of limitations on filing a workers’ compensation claim, and if so what is it?

A: After properly reporting an injury, you have one year from the date of the injury to file a claim, If you received remedial treatment from your employer for the injury, you have one year from the date of treatment to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. If you received weekly income benefits as a result of the on-the-job-injury, you have two years from the date of your last payment of weekly income benefits to file a claim. ‘

These are just a few common questions and we will answer more questions at a later date. The Keener Law Firm is located in Marietta, GA, and specializes in personal injury, social security disability and workers’ compensation cases. You may reach the firm at 770-955-3000 or visit