Receiving Workers’ Compensation After You Have Been Fired
Even if you have been fired as an employee from the place where you were injured, you may still be entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits. According to the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation (SWB), injured workers are eligible to receive benefits for up to 400 weeks after the accident date. If your injuries were catastrophic, you may be able to receive lifetime benefits. In most cases, you are entitled to these benefits regardless of whether or not you remain on the job.