Filing a Claim
Help from Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in Atlanta
When it comes to filing a
workers’ compensation claim in Georgia, it is better to do things right the first time. The
best way to make sure your claim is filed correctly is to consult an experienced
Atlanta workers' compensation attorney.
At the law office of Cummings & Middlebrooks, LLP, our lawyers have
over 30 years of combined experience in handling Georgia workers’
compensation claims. We are dedicated to making sure your claim is filed
correctly the first time so that you can quickly receive the benefits
you need to help get you back on your feet.
Notice of Injury & Filing Deadlines
When you have experienced an injury on the job, notifying your employer
is very important. Under Georgia law, you only have 30 days to report
the accident. If you do not give proper notice, your claim can potentially
You have one year from the date of accident to file a workers’ compensation
claim in Georgia. There are certain instances in which that period of
time can be extended, but we recommend filing a claim as soon as possible
to avoid potential statute of limitations problems.
Our Atlanta Workers' Compensation Lawyers Work for You
While any injured worker can file a workers’ compensation claim with
the State Board of Workers’ Compensation, it is usually best to
do so with the help of an experienced attorney. Representing yourself
is neither a simple matter nor something we recommend.
At Cummings & Middlebrooks, LLP, our Atlanta workers' compensation
attorneys know exactly what steps to take to make sure your workers’
compensation claim is filed correctly, including:
- What procedures to follow
- What documents to file
- What evidence to obtain to recover benefits
Our attorneys have a record of success at workers’ compensation hearings
and settlement mediations.
How Can I Afford a Lawyer in Atlanta?
Under Georgia law, your attorney cannot accept a fee for representing you
in a workers’ compensation claim unless and until he or she recovers
income benefits or a settlement for you. You don’t need to have
money to work with the Atlanta attorneys at Cummings & Middlebrooks, LLP.
Call us today
(404) 990-4432 or fill out an online free initial case review
to get started.