On July 1, 1977, the Georgia General Assembly enacted legislation establishing the Subsequent Injury Trust Fund. It is designed 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 SITF helps - - -
- Workers with disabilities by providing employers, who are not subject to the Americans with Disabilities Act, with incentives to hire or retain qualified workers with disabilities.
- Assists insured employers by keeping workers' compensation premiums under control.
- Keeps the workers' compensation exposure at the deductible levels for self-insured employers.