Who is required to carry Workers' Compensation in Georgia?

Georgia Workers' Compensation (commonly known as Workman's Comp) is required for most all employers. Any employer with 3 or more full, part-time or even seasonal employees must carry this form of insurance.

Georgia Workers' Compensation requirements even require businesses with fewer than 3 employees to carry coverage, as long as the company is incorporated or is an LLC.

Keep in mind, though, that Workman's Comp coverage is not necessary for government agencies, railroad companies or farm laborers. If you want to see if your employer carries Georgia Workers' Compensation, the Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation provides a listing of all covered businesses.

Workman's Comp is extremely important for an employer to have, and really comes into play if you've been injured while on the job. In the case of injury, Georgia Workers' Compensation may cover you for medical expenses, lost time at work and even your future inability to work if a total disability has occurred.

When severe injury occurs, however, Workman's Comp may not give you all the benefits you need to sustain yourself and your family.
Talking with an Atlanta worksite injury attorney may give you a better idea if a third party, such as an architect, engineer or equipment manufacturer may also be to blame for your accident. If so, you can consider filing a third party personal injury claim in addition to your Georgia Workers' Compensation claim.

Contacting an Atlanta Worksite Injury Attorney

If you are the victim of someone else's negligence or carelessness, whether in a worksite accident or some other type of accident, you have certain rights guaranteed by law. To help you understand these rights and seek the compensation you may be eligible for to help get your life back in order, contact the Atlanta Law Offices of Sheryl L. Burke for a consultation on your injury case - 404-842-7838.