Georgia law requires that businesses with three or more full-time, part-time
or seasonal employees have workers’ compensation insurance. Exceptions
to this coverage are railroad carriers, U.S. Government agencies, farm
workers and domestic servants. Georgia’s State Board of Workers’
Compensation Enforcement Division is responsible for making sure that
businesses throughout Georgia are in compliance with the laws and regulations
of the state.
Atlanta workers’ compensation lawyers are well versed in the laws of the State Board of Workers’ Compensation
and the impact the laws have on businesses and their employees. The Enforcement
Division keeps a historical record of Georgia’s businesses which
is used to identify and confirm the responsible Employer should there
be a work-related accident or injury.
Incorporated businesses or businesses that operate as a Limited Liability
Corporation (LLC) are required to include corporate officers and members
in the count of three or more, whether they exempt themselves from coverage or not.
Maintaining, monitoring and enforcing the
Atlanta workers’ compensation requirements that hold Georgia employers responsible for maintaining workers’
compensation coverage is the responsibility of the State Board of Workers’
Compensation’s Enforcement Division.
One of the first things that an
Atlanta workers’ comp attorney will look at when evaluating a pending case is whether the business possesses
insurance in accordance with Georgia workers’ compensation law.
Once insurance is established, the Atlanta workers’ comp lawyer
can proceed with an evaluation of the case in question.
Workers’ comp attorneys in Atlanta, Cummings and Middlebrooks, understand Georgia’s workers’
compensation requirements and how they affect employers as well as employees
within the state. They apply their extensive knowledge of state laws and
requirements to build cases with favorable outcomes for their clients.