Workers' Compensation

Ashley Yarber, Megan McCurry, Caitie Johnson

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What Is Workers' Compensation?

Workers Compensation is a form of insurance providing wage replacement and medical benefits to employees injured in the course of employment in exchange for mandatory relinquishment of the employee's right to sue his or her employer for the tort of negligence.

Facts About Workers' Compensation

  • It became a law in Georgia and Alabama in 1855.
  • Other states made it a law in 1855 and 1907
  • If you get sick or injured at work, workers' compensation can provide benefits to replace your income
  • Covers cost of health care services
  • If injury is permanent it covers future incomes
  • It can help you return to work

Injuries At The Work Place

  • slips
  • trips
  • falls
  • burns
  • as a result of slippery surfaces
  • strains to parts of the body from doing heavy lifting
  • pains in the joints from doing the same motions repeatedly
  • longer skin damages as a result of being exposed to chemicals
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