You have two issues in this question. We will break it down with the notice provision and then the termination.
Under Georgia law you are required to notify your employer as soon as practical and the employer could fight you on not serving timely notice of a work injury if you do not notify your employer with 30 days of your work injury.
As far as being fired is concerned, Georgia is what is known as an “at will” state. That means you can be fired for any reason whatsoever. If this has occurred you should speak with a Georgia workers’ compensation lawyer as you may be entitled to benefits as a result of your firing or termination.
It is always best to notify your employer immediately, that way you are covered. If the claim turns out to be minor you have at least provided notice and hopefully been seen by a doctor to rule out you do not have serious injury.
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.
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