After a Georgia work place injury, it’s important to follow company protocol for reporting an accident and keep copies of all documentation for yourself.
First, alert your supervisor of any workplace injury. Together you will fill out an accident report; make sure to keep a copy. If you are incapacitated or need immediate medical attention, fill out the accident report at your soonest convenience.
Next, ask to see a panel doctor. In your break room, or another common area, there should be a pink piece of paper with 6 doctors listed. It is important to use one of the 6 panel doctors if you are going to file a workers’ comp claim. If your company doesn’t have a posted list, you can go to a doctor of your choosing.
It is important to seek immediate medical attention for workplace injuries. Not only does it help with the workers’ compensation process, it also helps injured employees get on the road to recovery. If you do not seek immediate medical attention for you injury, it is possible the insurance company will think that a claim is fraudulent.
Keep copies of all medicals bills, treatment plans, and a written set of work restrictions. Make sure your supervisor has a copy of all written work restrictions.
If your employer has workers’ compensation insurance, contact the insurance adjuster to start a claim, or provide more information. Make sure to keep the contact information for any insurance adjuster assigned to your case. The Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation can be contacted at (404) 637-0240 to identify your employer’s insurance provider.
At anytime, feel free to contact SSF Trial Attorneys for a free consultation on your Atlanta workers’ comp claim. It’s the smart thing to do.