Under Georgia law a work related accident is defined as an accident which occurs during the course and scope of employment. In short, there has been a lot of litigation over this topic. If you are on break, there are arguments that you are not in the course and scope of your employment, instead you are doing something on your own time. Also, if you are at lunch, and get injured once again the pivotal questions is when you were hurt on the job were you in the course and scope of your employment?
Be informed. Be aware. Be prepared.
Ty Wilson is a Georgia workers compensation attorney, with offices in Savannah and Atlanta, who provides free information to the injured and the families of the injured. Visit tywilsonlaw.com to order his FREE Georgia workers compensation “Special Reports” and to read his many articles and to watch his videos.
If you have specific questions for a workers compensation attorney in Georgia, give Ty at call 912-508-4711 in Savannah or 770-948-5454 in Atlanta.