Got hurt at work?
So, you told your co-worker that you got hurt at the job, but is that enough? Who all do you need to tell when you get hurt at work? According to Georgia Worker’s Compensation Claims, your duty is to only notify your supervisor or make sure that he is aware. For example, let’s say something catastrophic happens, and the ambulance comes and takes you to the hospital. You don’t have a chance to alert your employer. Well, the fact that an ambulance came to your workplace to pick you up is a pretty good indication that you were hurt. In this case, it would be assumed that your employer knew about your injury at work.
You must always inform your employer no later than 30 days from the date you knew of the injury. You have one year from the date of the injury to report it to the State Board of Worker’s Compensation through a Notice of Claim.
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Forms can be found at the Georgia State Board of Worker’s Compensation at this site: → CLICK HERE FOR FORMS