Part-time workers perform a valuable service in the work force, whether it be by filling in shifts not covered by full-time employees, or by performing supplemental work during off hours and on weekends. As increasing numbers of employers rely on part-time workers to meet their demands, this raises questions in terms of how these workers are provided for in the event they are injured on the job.
According to guidelines for employers from the State Workers’ Compensation Board (SWB), employers with as few as three regular workers are required by law to provide workers’ compensation coverage. These three workers may include part-time workers, provided they are regular employees. As defined by the SWB, a regular employee is one who works steadily, such as a part-time worker who regularly works nights or weekends. These employees are entitled to the same benefits as full-time employees, including medical expenses and weekly benefits for lost wages and temporary or permanent disabilities. If you are a part-time worker who has been injured on the job, contact our Atlanta or Augusta workers’ compensation attorneys today for assistance in getting the benefits you deserve.