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Workers’ Compensation

All employees of the university are covered by the provisions of the Georgia Workers' Compensation Act. This act provides payments for medical and hospital expenses, temporary or permanent disability compensation and death benefits in the event an employee is injured or killed in an accident while performing his or her official duties. Should an accident occur on the job, the employee should report the accident as soon as possible to their supervisor and their supervisor should make arrangement to report the accident or injury. The report must be completed even if medical treatment is not required. Failure to report the accident promptly could result in failure to receive benefits.