Injured workers in Georgia are often placed under surveillance by an insurance adjuster or employer who is hoping to “catch” them with pictures or on video doing something that will help the insurer to cut off the employee’s benefits. Private investigators are working for the insurance company on a regular basis.
Not all injuries that occur during a work day are compensable in Georgia. Usually, if you were doing something for the benefit of your employer, and you were injured or became ill as a result, then you can receive benefits. Unfortunately, tricky situations occur that make it difficult to prove whether or not your injury or illness is work-related. Here are some areas that can create problems:
Workplace injuries occur on a daily basis and most are unexpected. What follows are the most commonly reported worker’s compensation injuries according to insurance companies: