Help for the Holidays: When You’re Injured on a Seasonal Job
The holidays are a fun time to spend with friends and share in traditions. It’s also a great time to find a part-time job as stores seek extra help for the chaotic retail season. Thousands of temporary employees are hired during the holiday season into such positions as retail staff, warehouse personnel, package handlers and delivery drivers, any of whom can be subjected to serious work injuries.
What Do I need to know?
If you want to be prepared, here are some helpful facts about workers compensation and holiday job-related injuries:
You ARE Covered: If your injury occurs on the job, you are covered. Unlike many states, temporary/seasonal employees are covered under workers’ compensation in Georgia.
On-the-job Injury: Any injury, illness, or death that occurs while performing job duties is covered.
In regards to disease: Diseases that are covered are those caused by hazards employees would only be exposed to on the job.
Let Us Help You
Workers’ compensation laws are complicated and it is easy to make mistakes if you proceed without legal representation. While anyone injured on the job can file a workers’ compensation claim with the State Board of Workers’ Compensation, it is highly advisable to do so with the help of an experienced lawyer.
If you have been injured on the job or have concerns about your workers’ compensation rights as a seasonal employee, contact Cummings & Middlebrooks, LLP, and allow us to handle your workers’ compensation claim.