In Georgia there are deadlines or statute of limitations, meaning if a claim is not filed with the courts by the deadline or statute of limitations you may be barred forever from bringing forth a claim.
In Georgia workers compensation the statute of limitation is very fact specific and based upon several factors. One would be if your claim is considered a compensable claim or if they have picked up the claim.
Have you been paid any weekly indemnity benefits? When was you last medical treatment for your claim? Were you under care for the injury and was your care on-going?
Did you ever file a claim when you were first injured? If not you may be in trouble.
As you can see there are many factors that go in to determining if you have a valid Georgia workers compensation claim. If you have questions you should speak with a Georgia workers compensation attorney, the consultations are usually free and may help you understand the fight you have ahead.
If you were hurt in a personal injury matter, in Georgia you are still within the statute of limitations but you have a bigger issue. The bigger issue is the gap in medical treatment.
If it has been sometime since your last doctor’s visit, the first question from the at-fault party’s insurance company or attorney is what did you do to re-injure yourself.
If you have re-injured yourself and it is not related to your personal injury claim, you can be sure they will deny your claim.
So as you can see you could be in peril regardless if your claim is a workers compensation claim or a personal injury claim. For more specifics based upon specific facts and deadlines you should always contact a workers compensation attorney or a personal injury attorney.
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.