If you have been injured in the workplace, you are eligible to receive workers’ compensation. It is important to have a good understand of your rights if you find yourself in this unfortunate situation. Our lawyers can help. Read this article to learn the first steps you should take if you are injured in the workplace.
Injured in the Workplace | First Steps
Something that is seriously important for the success of your case is making sure that your employer knows that the injury took place. Step one after your accident should be to report it to your higher ups. That may be your boss or supervisor. This needs to happen as soon as possible because you are limited to 30 days to report your injury or else you likely will no longer be eligible for the benefits of workers’ compensation.
In order to file your workers’ compensation claim, you need to fill out the form WC-14 which will be filed with the State Board of Workers’ Compensation. A copy of it should go to your employer as well as the insurance carrier for workers’ compensation.
You will be eligible for two thirds of your weekly wages if you have been unable to return to work for more than a week. There is a maximum of $575 for these weekly wage benefits. The details of how long you are permitted to have this weekly wage will vary from case to case. You may be eligible to receive these benefits for up to 400 weeks total.
In order to contact the State Board of Workers’ Compensation in Georgia, you have a few different options available to you. If you are inside of metro Atlanta, you can call (404)656-3818 and if you outside of metro Atlanta in Georgia, you can call 1-800-533-0682. If you prefer to mail in your claim, you can send it to:
State Board of Workers’ Compensation
270 Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
Again, make sure that you are doing this as soon as you can as to not miss your deadline and forfeit your rights to workers’ compensation benefits.
Call Our Georgia Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Today
Your wellbeing is important to us and we want to make sure that you are getting the compensation you deserve. Workplace accidents can often lead to serious and life-impacting injuries that you want to get checked out as soon as possible. Hiring the right attorney to represent you is as important to the success of your case. Please do not hesitate to call our Georgia workers’ compensation attorneys today to get the compensation that you deserve. We will fight tirelessly for you.
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