Mar 5, 2018
How Long Do I Have to File a Workers’ Comp Claim in Georgia?
If you are injured at work, it is important to tell your employer right away. He or she will then file a petition with the workers’ compensation insurance company to allow you to receive a settlement for injury-related costs. These include medical expenses, travel to and from doctor’s appointments, lost wages, and other expenses. However, there is a time limit on when you can file a workers’ compensation claim. Our firm has represented countless clients who have been injured at work. We will help you file the necessary documents within the time limit and discuss your options for pursuing compensation.
Understanding the Time Limit for Workers’ Comp Claims in Georgia
In the state of Georgia, you only have 30 days from the date of your injury to report it to your employer. If you fail to do so, your claim may be denied, and you may be unable to receive workers’ compensation benefits. That is why it is important to act quickly after a workplace accident, and to let your employer know as soon as possible so you can protect your ability to receive a settlement.
Insurance companies may try to dispute your claim, saying you weren’t actually injured on the job. If you wait to tell your employer, or you fail to seek medical attention immediately after the accident, you may be unable to prove that your injury occurred at work. This may also cause your claim to be denied. It is important to communicate honestly and thoroughly with your employer throughout the process, and to seek medical treatment immediately to prove that your injury did in fact happen at work.
Call Our Atlanta Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Today at (770) 741-2825
If you have been injured at work, it is important to file a claim and notify your employer as soon as possible. Waiting to file a claim may put your case in jeopardy, and may prevent you from receiving the financial relief you need. At Hansford McDaniel LLC, we have achieved multi-million dollar settlements on behalf of our clients. Our Atlanta workers’ compensation lawyers will guide you every step of the way.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.