If you are a Savannah or Atlanta worker and were hurt on-the-job, the first thing you need to do is tell your employer as soon as possible. There are time limits in place for you to provide notice.
If you do not provide proper notice to your employer about your Georgia workers compensation claim, you may find you are responsible for expensive medical bills and are excluded from medical care through the Georgia workers compensation system.
A good rule of thumb is to tell your supervisor or boss immediately after something occurs when you have been injured, even if you think it will go away.
Unfortunately, there are several injured workers who have called to discuss what their options are when they never told their employer they were hurt. If you do not tell the employer how can you expect that they will provide you will medical attention.
It is in your employer’s best interest to have you looked at medically, so that you can provide the task needed to perform you duties on the job.
If you have an employer who refuses to do anything after you have advised him you were injured on the job, the best advice is to provide your employer with written notice, maintaining a copy for your records.
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.