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Georgia Workers Compensation Claim FAQs

The Georgia workers comp lawyers of Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. have extensive experience with workers compensation claims. Our law firm has eight offices in Georgia.

Allow us to offer some answers to the following frequently asked questions about workers comp in Georgia:

Do I file a workers claim with my employer or go right to a lawyer?
How do you prove a company was negligent?
Are all accidents that occur at work considered workers comp? What injuries can be the subject of a workers comp claim?
What injuries can be the subject of a workers comp claim?
How long does a workers comp claim typically take?

Do I file a workers claim with my employer or go right to a lawyer?
Report the injury to your employer by telling a supervisor as soon as possible. If you wait too long, you may be denied benefits. Contact an attorney as soon as possible to ensure that you receive the benefits you deserve.

How do you prove a company was negligent?
You do not need to prove negligence on the part of a company. You only need to prove that you were injured on the job.

Are all accidents that occur at work considered workers comp?
While most accidents at work are covered by workers comp, there are some situations that workers comp does not cover. For example, companies with less than three employees are not required to provide workers compensation coverage.

What injuries can be the subject of a workers comp claim?
Numerous injuries can be the subject of a workers comp claim. Some of the types of injuries a worker may seek compensation for include the following:

• Eye injuries
• Loss of limbs
• Serious burns
• Broken bones
• Traumatic brain injuries
• Scarring and disfigurement
• Spinal cord injuries
• Respiratory injury

How long does a workers comp claim typically take?
It can take years to settle a typical workers compensation claim in Georgia. It is in your best interest to speak to a skilled Georgia workers comp lawyer as soon as possible after an on-the-job injury.
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