Georgia Employer Workers’ Compensation
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.