Workers' compensation law in Georgia requires most employers to provide medical benefits and temporary disability insurance to employees who are injured on the job. Are you facing a complex workers' compensation injury or case? You may need a lawyer to fight for you.
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If your employer has three or more employees (full-time, part-time or seasonal), he or she is required to carry workers' compensation insurance. The only industries in the US that aren't required to carry standard workers' comp insurance are railroad companies, US government workers, farm workers and domestic servants.
The amount of workers' compensation insurance required for a business depends on a number of elements, including how hazardous the industry is. On average, qualifying Georgia business owners should expect to pay between $2.00 and $2.50 per $100 spent on payroll.
In the state of Georgia, workers' compensation benefits are awarded on a no-fault basis. This means that benefits cannot be withheld from an employee due to the employee's perceived negligence or fault. In exchange for no-fault workers' compensation rights, employees in Georgia forfeit the right to sue their employer in court for a work-related injury.
The state of Georgia provides temporary disability benefits to employees who are out of work for more than one week due to job-related injuries.