If an employee who disobeys an employer's instructions and acts in a dangerous fashion is injured as a result, can that person lose workers' comp benefits? The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled that yes, he or she could lose those benefits.
When you've been hurt at work, a lot of people believe they should just let their employer handle the medical treatment. I often hear "I thought they'd take care of me," and "My boss said to send him the bill." Many people believe that being a good employee means their employer or their insurance company will automatically take good care of them if they get injured on the job.
When you get hurt on the job, the last thing you may think to be worried about is not being treated fairly. Let's face it, your number one concern is getting the treatment you need as quickly as possible with the least amount of hassle from your boss and your co-workers. However, although some employers and insurance companies take good care of injured employees, there are many who do not. It is important to educate yourself on how to protect yourself from being mistreated by your employer or their insurance company in the event that you are hurt on the job.