Why Workers’ Compensation Law Exists

The reason workers’ compensation law exists is because our policy makers recognized that Georgia needs to be a State which is friendly to workers.  A robust economy is driven by having a stable workforce. Our state legislators recognized that we needed a system which helps people return to employment following an injury – that is good for the employee, it is good for the employer, and it is good for our economy.  Workers’ compensation law was created to balance the needs of employees and employers.  Georgia’s workers’ compensation laws allow qualifying employees to receive limited lost wage benefits, medical benefits, and permanent partial disability benefits in the event of a compensable, work injury. The goal of workers’ compensation law is to protect and assist individuals in the event of a work injury.