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What makes someone an independent contractor in a work injury?

As we discussed in a previous post, independent contractors are typically exempt from workers' compensation. However, sometimes employers try to misclassify their employees as independent contractors in order to avoid paying for their workers' compensation premiums.

Is everyone covered by workers' compensation?

We've dedicated many previous posts to discussing Georgia workers' right to workers' compensation benefits. Workers' compensation is a type of insurance designed to support workers and their families in the event of on-the-job accidents or negligence that incapacitate a worker.

Can a temporary worker sue their place of work?

Many companies use workers' compensation as a way of shielding themselves from litigation if one of their employees is injured or killed on the job. Instead, employees who suffer injury can file a workers' compensation claim with their company.

OSHA enforces safety regulations for temporary workers

If you work as a temporary worker, you may feel like you're at the bottom of the totem pole. You may not receive medical insurance or paid time off. However, you are still entitled to fundamental health protections.  

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