If you’ve been injured on the job or hurt at work, you should immediately notify your supervisor and/or boss about your injury and let them know that you need medical care or that you need medical attention for your injury.
Your employer is required to have what is called a posted panel of physicians so long as they are “subject to the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Act”. To be “subject the Act”, the employer must have three or more employees in the regular course of business. If the employer has three or more employees in the regular course of business, they should be subject to the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Act.
However, there are always exceptions to every rule so should you need more specific information on if your employer should or should not maintain workers’ compensation insurance coverage you should speak with a Georgia workers’ compensation lawyer for a free consultation on your specific details of your claim in order to obtain the most accurate information about your claim.
If your employer is “subject to the Act”, your employer is required to maintain a list of physicians, doctors or medical providers that you can go to for medical treatment if you are injured on the job. If your employer does not have a list of doctors also known as a posted panel of physicians, you may be free to seek medical care from whomever you wish to treat with for your work-related injury. Once again, there are several complicated rules and it is recommended at this point that you contact the Georgia workers’ compensation attorney so you can find out facts specific to your claim.
If after you have asked your employer for medical care and they do not provide it, you have a choice to make. Are you hurt seriously enough to hire and attorney and fight for medical care which you are entitled too or do you deal with it? Quitting your job can make your workers’ compensation claim difficult especially if you are out of work due to your injuries. So prior to quitting your employment speak with a Georgia work injury lawyer, find out what would be in your best interest moving forward. Order our free reports and make a good decision not a rush frustrated one.
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.