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Report of the Georgia Governor’s Wokers’ Compensation Review Commission


  • Thomas A. Eaton

    (Universtiy of Georgia)

  • David B. Mustard

    (University of Georgia)


The Commission appointed by Governor Barnes consists of fourteen members, three ex officio members, and seven advisory members. This group includes academics, members of the legislature, claimants attorneys, defense attorneys, representatives from the insurance industry, organized labor, the textile industry, and government agencies. It was charged by the Governor to review and evaluate Georgia’s laws and procedures affecting workers’ compensation. The Commission’s primary goal was to prepare an accurate description of the current workers’ compensation system in Georgia. More specifically, this Report provides detailed information regarding the number of claims, benefits paid to employees, employer costs, and insurance profitability. It also compares workers’ compensation costs and benefits in Georgia with those in other states, particularly our Southeastern neighbors. Our purpose is to determine whether workers’ compensation costs place Georgia employers at a competitive disadvantage in regional and national markets. In preparing this Report, the Commission relied on the most recent available reports and data collected by organizations such as the National Academy of Social Insurance, the National Council on Compensation Insurance, the Workers Compensation Research Institute, the United States Department of Labor, and the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation.

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  • Thomas A. Eaton & David B. Mustard, 2005. "Report of the Georgia Governor’s Wokers’ Compensation Review Commission," Law and Economics 0509003, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwple:0509003
    Note: Type of Document - pdf; pages: 185. Georgia Law Review, 2004, vol. 38, number 4 (Summer): 1241-1322.

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    Workers' Compemsation; wages; unemployment; disability; indemnity;

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