This is a question that is not address often, but with Georgia being an at will state, meaning they can fire you for any reason whatsoever, they can pretty much terminate you for any reason. Now under certain circumstances if they terminate you while you are out of work in a workers compensation matter or on light duty as a result of a workers compensation claim, then if certain obligations are met, they may be obligated to pay you weekly benefits.
Usually unless you are just critical to the operation of the business, most insurance companies will pressure the employer to have the injured employee resign from employment.
Is this a reason not to pursue a workers compensation claim? Not if the injury is serious enough. If you are hurt seriously, there is a good chance you will not be able to return to work regardless of your condition, it just depends on the injury and how you have reacted to the treatment you have received.
If you are injured and do not know if it is a serious injury and do not know if you should seek the benefits provided under the Workers Compensation laws of Georgia.
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.