Whether you work in an office job, a manufacturing plant, or a coal mine, each worker faces the prospect of being injured on the job. Georgia workers’ compensation laws exist to ensure that those who are injured on the job are compensated for their injuries, no matter how severe. Both workers and employers have duties and responsibilities to fulfill to ensure that the workers’ compensation system operates smoothly. If you have been injured while at work, contact an Atlanta workers’ compensation lawyer right away.
Under Georgia law, nearly all employers are required to hold a current workers’ compensation policy. These policies are much like any other insurance policy where the company pays a premium every month on the number of employees it has and the risk of the particular line of work in which the company is involved. The company also has the responsibility to facilitate a workers’ compensation claim following a work accident and to not discriminate against injured employees in any way.