Benefits of Settling a Claim when the SITF is Involved…

Benefits of Settling a Claim when the SITF is Involved…

Settlement may occur prior to OR following SITF acceptance of a claim. In the case where a claim is settled prior to SITF acceptance, SITF does not consider itself a party to the agreement and is not subject to its provisions. When settlement negotiations are...
Benefits of Settling a Claim when the SITF is Involved…

23 Presumptive Medical Conditions

In order for an employer/insured to be eligible for reimbursement from the Subsequent Injury Trust Fund, the employee’s subsequent injury must be directly caused by the prior impairment. The employer must show that this prior impairment was permanent and likely...
Benefits of Settling a Claim when the SITF is Involved…

Who, What, and How will the Georgia SITF reimburse me?

Any insurance company licensed in Georgia to issue workers’ compensation policies or self-insured employer authorized by the State Board of Workers’ Compensation is eligible to file a claim for potential reimbursement from the Subsequent Injury Trust Fund....
Benefits of Settling a Claim when the SITF is Involved…

What is the Subsequent Injury Trust Fund?

The Subsequent Injury Trust Fund was enacted in 1977 to reduce the impact of singularly-large-workers’ compensation claims in the event a worker with a disability, injured on the job, aggravates a pre-existing impairment. The fund helps workers with disabilities...