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 be denied.
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.