If you are injured on the job, there are specific steps you need to take to obtain benefits from workers’ compensation. At Tillman & Associates in Atlanta, our lawyers are here to answer your questions about those steps. It is wise to speak with our attorneys as soon as possible so we can communicate with your employer and the workers’ compensation insurer on your behalf. For a free attorney consultation, call 404-315-0000 or 800-743-3994.
Steps In Filing A Workers’ Comp Claim
If you are injured on the job in Georgia:
- Notify your employer as soon as the injury happens.
- See an approved workers’ compensation doctor to determine the extent of your injury or illness. A list of approved doctors should be posted in a prominent place at your work site, such as an employee break room. In an emergency, to the nearest medical facility.
- File a Georgia workers’ compensation claim form (WC-14).
You may be tempted to file your initial claim for workers’ compensation yourself. However, if you have suffered a serious injury, it is important to remember that this initial filing is the foundation for the rest of your case. Any mistakes, however small, could have a lasting impact on your case and your ability to secure compensation.
The best way to avoid costly mistakes is to have an experienced workers’ compensation attorney file your claim. At Tillman & Associates, our attorneys are respected leaders in Georgia workers’ compensation cases. We can file your claim to improve your chances of success.
Get Us Involved Before Speaking With The Insurance Company
Your employer and its insurance provider may appear to be on your side, but it is important to remember that their interests are not the same as yours. If you retain our firm promptly after your injury, we can handle communications with the insurer on your behalf. This allows us to protect your rights while minimizing your stress.
Contact Us For A Free Consultation
The initial presentation of your case is important and it is vital to take the correct approach. Call our office in Atlanta, Georgia, at 404-315-0000 or contact us online to take the first step in pursuing full and fair compensation.
Our lawyers have helped hundreds of injured workers all over Georgia pursue full and fair workers’ compensation benefits at every stage of the process, from the initial filing to the final award of benefits.