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What To Do After Getting Injured On The Job

Mar 24

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What To Do After Getting Injured On The Job

Workplace injuries

1)  Get Medical Treatment  

You should seek medical attention immediately after your workplace injury.  If you need emergency care, seek treatment as soon as possible.  Do not worry about having to pay a hospital bill.  Your Employer’s workers’ compensation insurance should pay for your hospital bill.    

2)  Notify Your Employer ASAP  

If your injury is not an emergency, you should let your supervisor know about your injury as soon as possible after your accident.  In Georgia, you must inform your employer about your injury within 30 days after your injury occurred.   The sooner you report it the better.  If you wait too long, it raises the question whether the injury occurred on the job.

3)  Document Everything

Be sure to write down exactly how your injury occurred.  Also, be sure to write down the names of any witnesses to your injury.  The other thing to document is what the adjuster for your Employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company tells you about your claim.   Your conversations with the human resources representative at your company also needs to be documented.  Keep all correspondence and discharge papers from medical personnel about your claim and injury.  Lastly, record all the names of doctors, medical facilities, and medical personnel that have treated you for your on-the-job injury. 

4)  Contact a Workers’ Compensation Attorney

Not all Georgia workers’ compensation claims require an attorney.   However, many claims do. In most cases, an injured worker will get more money from a settlement or award in a workers’ compensation case if they are represented by an experienced workers’ compensation attorney.   If you have any questions about your legal rights, please call us today for a free consultation at 404-932-9596 to speak with Attorney John Hurst directly about your workers’ compensation claim.   John has significant experience representing injured claimants in Georgia workers’ compensation cases.


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