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workers compensation injury GeorgiaIf you have been injured on the job, you cannot and should not sit back and wait for your employer to “do the right thing.” Once your employer and their insurance company determine that you have or may have a workers’ compensation claim, you will be treated as a “claim number” rather than as a person. This may be difficult and unpleasant to accept, but it is the truth. Next to divorce and child support cases, workers’ compensation claims are the most hotly contested and adversarial areas of Georgia law.

Below you will find links to brief articles I have written and videos I have recorded for recently injured workers about:

  • what constitutes proper notice
  • how to notify the State Board about your claim
  • retaliation or hostility from your employer

If you have any questions about how to proceed or if you just need general advice about Georgia workers’ compensation law, please do not hesitate to call me at 770-351-0801 or email me by clicking on this link.

Notice Issues

What constitutes proper notice of injury to your employer?  In this video, Jodi explains how to properly submit your notice of injury to your employer: Speak directly with an experienced Attorney to discuss your situation. No Fee or Obligation – 100% Confidential. Please call now! 770-351-0801.  Jodi...Read More 

If you are injured while “on the clock,” then you are most likely eligible for workers’ compensation benefits under Georgia law. Any injury that occurs while you are performing tasks that arise “out of and in the course of employment” is covered. The most straightforward cases are those in...Read More 

While the workers’ compensation law speaks about on-the-job injuries and requires claimants to provide a “date of accident” you may have an injury that did not happen at a specific time but is the result of wear and tear over a long period of time. Carpal tunnel injuries arising from...Read More 

You may be wondering if there is any law that protects you from getting fired after you file a workers’ compensation claim.  Interestingly, the answer to this question is “no.”   There is nothing under Georgia workers’ compensation law to prevent a company from firing an injured...Read More 

I recently spoke to a prospective client who reported the following conversation that he had with his supervisor after reporting a work accident: My boss told me that the company would handle everything for me but that they would stop helping me if I called a lawyer.  What should I do? Unfortunately...Read More 

I frequently get phone calls from recently injured workers who are becoming frustrated with what appears to be an intentional delay and runaround from the insurance company.   Does this sound familiar to you? “I reported a back strain injury to my supervisor four days ago. He took my report and...Read More 

Are you getting the runaround from your employer?  Sometimes supervisors or human resource directors don’t understand workers’ compensation, and sometimes, they simply want to bully you out of making a claim. The bottom line is that with few exceptions, you are automatically covered by workers’...Read More 

If you wish to pursue a claim under Georgia’s workers’ compensation law you must provide notice of your injury to your employer. The law says that you must report your injury within 30 days of the date you were hurt. If you do not report your injury within 30 days you may be barred from pursuing...Read More 

If you just got hurt on the job, there are several steps you must take to protect your rights and to avoid big problems down the road. If you are not sure what to do, please call me at 770-351-0801 – I will be happy to speak to you at no cost and with no obligation. Here are the actions that you...Read More 

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