Workers Comp Claim Process: Notifying Your Employer
It is important to timely report your workplace injury to your employer. If you have suffered an on-the-job injury, the law in Georgia requires you to report that injury to your employer within 30 days. Failure to do so may prevent you from receiving any workers compensation benefits, including medical treatment and weekly lost wage checks. Whether you have been involved in a sudden and specific accident resulting in a lower back injury or you have developed carpal tunnel syndrome slowly in your hands over time, make sure to let your employer know immediately. At the first onset of pain, tell your employer exactly what happened and specify each and every body part where you are feeling pain. This is a crucial step to establishing your entitlement to workers compensation benefits and can play an important role in how your claim is handled by the adjuster, the insurance company and its attorneys.
If you have questions about Georgia law or reporting your workers compensation claim to your employer, contact The Law Offices of T. Andrew Miller today!