Workers Compensation and GA Law

Georgia law requires employers who employ three or more employees to provide workers’ compensation coverage for their employees.  Employees injured on the job are entitled to payment of their medical bills and income benefits for any lost time more than seven days.  In most cases, workers’ compensation benefits are the only source of recovery for an employee and they cannot file a separate lawsuit against their employer.  For injured employees who also had a pre-existing permanent impairment, under certain circumstances, employers may be entitled to reimbursement from the Subsequent Injury Trust Fund for a portion of workers’ compensation benefits paid.