Regardless of what sort of job you have, you may be subject to serious injury or exposed to environmental work hazards that can lead to illness. The Atlanta Workers’ Compensation attorneys at Laurie S. Robbins can help you file your workers’ compensation claims to help ensure fast and fair resolution of your claim.
Although there are an endless number of potential problems that may occur where you work, there are some common workers’ compensation claims that are made, including:
- Automobile accidents
- Trucking accidents
- Workplace falls
- Dangerous equipment injuries
- Hazardous materials exposure
- Repetitive motion injuries
Some injuries that occur at work are obvious and may require emergency or immediate medical attention. Some examples of serious injuries might include:
Those types of claims are often not contested by the employer because of the nature of the claim, but illnesses or repetitive motion injuries may be harder to justify. With the help of a qualified attorney, your claim may have a better chance of being approved.
Regardless of how you were injured, you have a limited time to file your claim. In Georgia, the statute of limitations on filing a claim with the State Board of Workers’ Compensation is one year. You must first notify your employer of the injury, then fill out form WC-14 and submit a copy to both the board and your employer.