The State of Georgia is a “right to work” state. To be perfectly honest, unless you have a contract with your former employer (which few people do), you are classified as an “at-will” employee. With only a handful of exceptions, your employer can fire you at any time and for any reason. Typically, employers are reluctant to fire injured workers, but it does happen.
Your workers’ compensation claim exists independently of your employment status. If your employer has fired you after a work-related injury in Georgia, our workers’ compensation lawyers will do everything in our power to fight for the benefits to which you are entitled.