Some workers who are injured on the job will try to just deal with the pain and cope with the injury because they are worried about how their employer will react to the accident. This is understandable, especially for someone who counts on the job to support him or herself; however, there comes a point when trying to do this will cause more harm than good.
In Georgia, employers must have workers’ compensation coverage expect for in very limited circumstances. Even in the absence of a workers’ compensation policy, employers should still take care of employees who are injured at work. In some cases, employers might be reluctant to handle these matters.
We understand that you need to focus your efforts on healing so that you can try to return to work. We are here to help you navigate through the complex world of filing for workers’ compensation and appealing decisions when necessary. You might be surprised at how complicated all of this can be.
One thing that you have to remember is that you have some very strict time limits when you are dealing with these cases. Make sure that you promptly report your accident and injury and that you thoroughly read all documentation that you receive in connection with your case. These notices will likely contain information about appeal deadlines and other important information.
Throughout your case, you need to make sure that your rights are being upheld. This can be challenging when you are in a fight for your livelihood. We are here to help you at every step of the process so that you know your options and how to exercise your chosen options.