As this blog has discussed previously, workers' compensation benefits are available to cover the medical bills and lost wages of Georgia workers who are hurt or get sick while on the job. The state's workers' compensation program offers different types of disability income, depending on the individual worker's situation.
While residents of Northern Georgia probably are aware that this state, like the other states, has a workers' compensation system, they may not understand exactly what benefits this system offers injured employees or, in the case of a fatal workplace accident, a deceased employee's family.
There is no doubt that work can get very stressful for many Georgia workers. In some cases, they work in jobs that are just naturally stressful, like medicine or law enforcement. In other cases, a worker might find himself or herself in a bad work environment or dealing with a really tough supervisor.
Although the average Georgia worker tries hard to stay safe on the job, accidents can and do happen, even when there are no unsafe working conditions to speak of.
A previous post on this blog discussed how many injured workers in Georgia find out after they get hurt on the job that Georgia's workers' compensation system, although helpful in so many respects, simply does not cover all of a worker's losses.
As previous posts on this blog have explained, Georgia's workers' compensation system exists to ensure that injured employees in Georgia get prompt access to compensation that will cover their medical bills and at least a portion of their lost income should they get hurt while on the job.
As a previous post on this blog discussed, in Georgia workers' compensation benefits are available to workers in this state who get hurt on the job.
Like all other states, Georgia has a workers' compensation system in place that is designed to make sure employees who get injured on the job get paid quickly for their medical expenses and also get the income they lose from being out of work reimbursed, at least partially. The system also covers all funeral expenses and lost wages when a worker dies in connection with a fatal workplace accident.