If you are injured at work in Georgia there are several deadlines you should be aware of in order to preserve any potential workers’ compensation claim you may have. First, you must give the employer notice of the injury within 30 days of the injury date. (O.C.G.A. § 34-9-80). You then have one (1) year from the date of injury or last remedial medical treatment to file your notice of claim with the State Board. ( O.C.G.A. §34-9-81). Notice must be provided by filing a WC-14 with the State Board.
Those are the first two statutes to be on the lookout for, however, there are several other important deadlines that will arise during the course of your claim.
For instance, one scenario you may run into is that if your benefits are suspended and you then have a change in condition for the worse, you must file a request for recommencement within two (2) years from the date of last payment of income benefits. (O.C.G.A. § 34-9-104).
Also, claims for permanent partial disability benefits must be filed within four (4) years from date of last payment of income benefits.
These deadlines are vital to your case. The attorneys at Ramos & Law will track these statutes for you and make sure the appropriate action is taken on time. Contact an attorney for a free consultation.