What to Do if You Have a Work Accident
The Georgia Workers’ Compensation claim process can be a very lengthy and complicated process. If you have been injured on the job, it is important to contact a workers’ compensation lawyer who can start the claim process. If your workers’ compensation case is not filed within the set time period, you will not be eligible for a workers’ compensation benefits. At the law office of Hasner Law, we have skilled attorneys who will fight for your workers’ compensation rights and will guide you through the entire process.
If you have been injured on the job, follow these three easy steps:
Immediately report your injury to your manager or supervisor.
Pursuant to the workers’ compensation statute, you are required to provide your employer notice of your injury and accident within 30 days. It is highly advised that you provide immediate notice of your accident and give detailed information of the body part(s) injured.
Request medical treatment from your employer.
Your employer has the right to provide you with a list of doctors called the Panel of Physicians. The law allows you to choose a doctor from the panel and also make a one-time change of doctor on the panel. However, if your employer does not have a Panel of Physicians, the law allows you to choose your own treating doctor. Choosing the right physician is very important because you want a doctor that cares for your best interest. This is why you need to contact Hasner Law early in the process to guide you through choosing the right doctor.
Call our Atlanta workers’ comp attorney immediately for a free consultation to discuss your rights.
Regardless of the extent of injuries you have suffered, if you have sustained an injury while at work or performing work duties, you have a right to obtain workers’ compensation benefits.