It’s a new year full of possibilities, opportunities and wonderful
things. Perhaps you even have a new job. With some new jobs you may encounter
more physical and complex tasks, which can sometimes result in a workplace
injury. It is important to know that you are covered under workers compensation
from your first day on the job.
When You File Your Claim
Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim can be tricky. You must abide
by strict deadlines and provide timely notice to your employer. In Georgia,
you only have 30 days to report an accident to the employer, and one year
to file a WC-14 Notice of Claim with the State Board of Workers’
Compensation. We recommend retaining an experienced workers’ comp
attorney to assist you with this process. You can learn more about it
Details, Details: What to Do
When filing for Workers’ Comp, it’s important to know that
things may not go the way you planned. Here are a few possible difficult
scenarios and how to handle them:
Your employer disputes your claim - make sure you have proper documentation as proof. It is especially important
to ensure you have detailed medical records on hand.
Your employer refuses to help you - contact an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer to assist you
with the issue.
You are having a hard time locating an experienced workers’ compensation attorneye- go to this
link and you will find your local Georgia office.
Your claim has been denied - contact an experienced workers’ comp lawyer for help.
Have Someone On Your Side
The process of filing for and obtaining workers’ compensation benefits
is often difficult, therefore it is important to have someone on your
side who knows the process inside and out. The workers’ comp attorneys
at Cummings & Middlebrooks, LLP, can help you obtain the medical attention
you need and the income benefits you deserve following an injury at work.
Even if you are currently receiving benefits and think everything is fine,
it is beneficial to at least call an experienced workers’ comp attorney
for a free consultation and explanation of your rights.