What do I do after an injury at work?
Immediately following an injury or accident, you need to report it to your supervisor or manager. In Georgia, you have 30 days to report the injury but that doesn’t mean the insurance company will cooperate. If you delay in filing your claim, the insurance company may deny or controvert your claim. By Georgia law, all employers are required to maintain a list of doctors or panel of physicals for their employees.
If you do not see a list of doctors, you need to contact an attorney immediately. The proper selection of a treating physician is a crucial step in your claim. An experienced attorney can select the most favorable physician for your particular injuries. Furthermore, there are several different legal deadlines that commence after your date of your injury. For this reason, you should not delay in acting. Consult with an attorney as soon as possible to avoid passing any legal deadlines on your claim.