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The Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson Advise on the Differences Between Family Medical Leave and Workers' Compensation

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Updated 11:33 AM CDT, Mon, August 05,2019

Atlanta, GA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/05/2019 -- In addition to workers' compensation payments, certain employees are entitled to federal protections under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). As a reputable workers' comp attorney in Atlanta, The Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson are advising on the differences between these two types of remuneration.

Workers' compensation entitles employees to the payment of either partial or total disability benefits while they are out of work as well as payment of reasonable treatment for any compensable work-related injury. FMLA is unpaid leave; it guarantees that employees can return to the same or equivalent employment position as long as they return to work within twelve weeks.

Therefore, any workers that suffer a severe injury or health condition while working may be entitled to payment through workers' compensation, while their position is held open by FMLA. FMLA requires all covered employers to continue paying health insurance as if their employees were still working. However, this will not cover the medical expenses incurred as a result of any work-related accident.

This isn't usually a problem since workers' compensation offers employees the right to request payment of any reasonable medical treatment for the rest of their lives, as long as the issue is related to the workplace accident. For example, if somebody injures their shoulder at work, and this injury eventually requires a shoulder replacement, workers' compensation gives the injured party the right to request payment for any medical expenses and recovery costs.

To schedule a free consultation with the leading work injury lawyer in Atlanta, contact The Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson today.

About The Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson
The Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson provide legal defense for individuals all throughout the greater Atlanta, Georgia area. He provides effective legal defense for individuals unjustly injured while at the workplace and gets them the compensation they need. Clients of Darwin F. Johnson don't pay unless he delivers compensation.

Reach the Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson today by phone at 404-692-6482.

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