If you have been injured on the job, you are likely confused as to what your rights are and what you should do so that you can get the medical treatment you need for your injuries.
If you have been hurt on the job, you should immediately notify your supervisor or boss of the injury. First notify them verbally or go tell them if they are present and you are not injured so severely that you require an ambulance to pick you up.
Second, ask the supervisor or boss for medical treatment. We have many potential clients that come to us and say, “I did not think I was hurt that bad”, or “I needed to work, so I kept working and did not tell anyone”.
What usually happens is the injured worker then reaches a point of disability where they can not work no matter how hard they try, then they contact my office sometimes when the statute of limitations has run. Or in other words they attempt to start a claim after the deadline for filing a claim has come and gone.
Do not let this happen to you. If you are hurt report the accident immediately. If you do not think you need medical care report the accident anyway, you would be surprised what a few days will bring. You may just decide you need to get checked out by a doctor to make sure you did not injure yourself more seriously than you originally thought.
Ty Wilson is a Savannah | Atlanta workers compensation attorney, and has written a free report for you to read to give you an idea of the world of Georgia workers compensation. There are a lot of myths about what rights you have, order this report today and know what your rights are before you decide to pursue them.