If you have been injured on the job, it is imperative that you let the employer know immediately. Georgia law requires that you advise your employer regarding any on-the-job related injury within 30 days. However, we recommend you notify the employer (Supervisor/Manager/Boss/Foreman/HR Representative), much sooner than that, immediately if possible. Also, it is important to note there are specific time limitations by which you must file a claim with the State Board of Workers’ Compensation, in order to receive compensation. We recommend that if you have suffered an on-the-job injury that you contact an attorney immediately to protect your rights. Consultations with our firm are always free. Our office is located in Austell, Georgia but we represent injured workers in all counties in the state of Georgia including Cobb, Douglas, Paulding, Fulton, Dekalb, Gwinnett, Clayton Carroll, Bartow, Cherokee, Haralson, Floyd, Polk, Fayette, Coweta, Rockdale, Forsyth, and others.
You may also be entitled to specific benefits from companies that have workers’ compensation coverage you can check here to verify coverage: https://sbwc.georgia.gov/online-employers-workers-compensation-coverage-verification
If you are unable to work for more than 7 days, you should begin receiving income benefits within 21 days after the first day of missed work (currently up to $675.00 maximum Temporary Total Disability). Additionally, you are entitled to select a physician (authorized treating physician) from the posted panel of physicians for medical treatment. If the workers’ compensation claim is deemed “accepted” by the insurance carrier, your medical treatment will be paid for by the company’s workers’ compensation coverage. Lastly, should you have a permanent disability determined by your authorized treating physician, you will often be given an impairment rating and are entitled to Permanent Partial Disability benefits.
We specialize in handling serious and catastrophic injury cases involving Factory accidents, Construction site injuries, Industrial Plant and Hazardous chemicals, Fork-lift accidents, Scaffolding falls, burn injuries, amputations, crush injuries, back injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and any other serious injury that occurred in the course and scope of employment.
While maneuvering through the various obstacles in a workers’ compensation claim can seem daunting, you don’t have to go through it alone. At Starrett and Harris Law we have years of experience handling workers’ compensation claims. If you have been injured on-the-job and would like to discuss your rights, our consultations are free of charge and we come to you! Having an attorney that is familiar with the nuances of workers’ compensation laws, and cares about YOU, is important to maximize your case and make sure all of your rights are being protected. Call us at (404)-7777-LAW and get the representation you deserve.