As an employee working in Georgia, you should learn the specific rules that govern the workers’ compensation system. Georgia’s Workers’ Compensation Law mandates dozens of rules that employers and employees must obey to fulfill the requirements of this insurance system. Obeying the rules is necessary to avoid hurting your chances of receiving compensation. Skipping a step or ignoring a provision of the law can result in the insurance company denying your claim. Some of these rules are as follows:
If an employee doesn’t receive benefits through workers’ compensation, he or she has one year from the date of the accident to file a claim. This process begins with Form WC-14, which requests claim information and any hearing or mediation issues. Filing this form can protect your right to compensation through the State Board. Your employer should be able to answer any questions you may have about the workers’ compensation filing process.