Is there a statute of limitations for filing a workers comp claim?

Is there a statute of limitations for filing a workers comp claim?

An injured worker must give the employer notice within 30 days of the accident. O.C.G.A. § 34-9-80. Actual notice or written notice is also sufficient. Additionally, the injured worker has one (1) year from the date of injury or last remedial medical treatment to file...
Failure to Pay Awarded Benefits Can Resort in Multiple Fees and Penalties

Richard Pimentel at the Annual WC Law Institute in St. Simons

A few months ago the attorneys at the Ramos Law Firm attended the annual Workers’ Compensation seminar on St. Simons Island, Georgia. Among the usual updates on case law and MSA’s was a most remarkable lecture on ethics. The speaker was Richard Pimentel,...
Failure to Pay Awarded Benefits Can Resort in Multiple Fees and Penalties

Kids’ Chance Raises Money for Children of Injured Workers

Kids’ Chance, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation originally developed by the Workers’ Compensation Section of the State Bar of Georgia, in association with insurers, employers, attorneys, labor, medical, and rehabilitation groups. The purpose of Kids’...
Help Me, Help You! – A Primer on Working with an Attorney

Help Me, Help You! – A Primer on Working with an Attorney

Sustaining an injury at work can be a terrifying and confusing experience. Seeking medical treatment and ultimately paying for treatment only adds to the fear and confusion. Federal and Georgia law tries to minimize the fear and confusion through its Workers’...