In Georgia an injured worker should tell his supervisor or employer immediately if he/she is injured on the job, technically though an injured worker has thirty days to provide notice to the employer.
Often times my office receives calls from an injured worker and they will say I told my boss but he just tells me to get back to work. Well if that is the case my suggestion would be to provide something in writing and either mail it to the company or hand it to your boss. If you do this you must always keep a copy of this, the information should be when you were hurt, how you were hurt, where (body part) you are hurt, and if you need medical treatment you should request that from your employer.
If you never tell the employer of your injury, they can legally deny that you were hurt on the job. The laws providing these deadlines were to prevent employees who were terminated to seek workers compensation benefits on a past injury out of spite.
Be informed. Be aware. Be prepared.
Ty Wilson is a Georgia workers compensation attorney, with offices in Savannah and Atlanta, who provides free information to the injured and the families of the injured. Visit tywilsonlaw.com to order his FREE Georgia workers compensation “Special Reports” and to read his many articles and to watch his videos.
If you have specific questions for a workers compensation attorney in Georgia, give Ty at call 912-508-4711 in Savannah or 770-948-5454 in Atlanta.