What to Do After Suffering an Injury at Work
Seek Medical Attention
Your health and safety come first, above all else. Before you pursue legal action, let a medical professional perform an in-depth evaluation of your injuries.
Report Your Injury
After you have received proper medical attention, you should report your injury to your employer. Be as thorough as possible when explaining how your injury occurred.
File Your Claim
Once your employer has been made aware of your injury, they will likely provide you with a Form WC-14. You will file this form with the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation. This form must be submitted within 30 days of the date of your accident.
Await Your Results
The Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation will either approve or deny your claim for compensation. If your claim is approved, there is no need to take further legal action, unless you have a case for a third-party claim. To determine whether or not you have grounds to file a third-party claim, talk to me today.
Make an Appeal
If your claim for workers’ compensation is denied, you can make an appeal with the help of a personal injury attorney. This process involves submitting additional forms and attending a hearing. At this hearing, your attorney will argue why your claim should be approved.
Let Me Handle the Legalities So You Can Focus on Your Health
During this incredibly difficult time, you deserve legal representation that truly cares about you. While large law firms will treat you like just another case number, at Gilbert Injury Law, you’re an individual. Here, your story matters.
For more than three decades, I’ve fought on behalf of injured workers facing the effects of catastrophic injuries. While no amount of money can truly make up for the pain and loss you’ve endured, fair compensation may make the road to recovery just a little easier to navigate.
If you suffered an injury at your place of work, don’t wait to get the guidance you need to file a claim. Schedule a consultation with me as soon as possible in Atlanta. I proudly advocate for injured individuals in the surrounding areas of Macon, Columbus, Valdosta, and Augusta, as well as throughout the state of Georgia.