New Year, New Injury: Workers’ Comp for New Employees
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 here.
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 attorney – 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.