Hurt on the Job. Now what?

If you have suffered an injury while performing your job, the first thing you should do is report your injury immediately to a supervisor, foreman, manager or Human Resources.   Failure to report your injury within 30 days of your accident could result in the loss of workers compensation benefits.  If you are injured on the job, you may receive medical, rehabilitation and income benefits. These benefits are provided to help you return to work. Your dependents may also receive benefits if you die as a result of a job-related injury. 


You may also seek medical treatment.  If you are in need of medical treatment, your employer is required to post a list of at least six doctors that provide medical care. You may choose a doctor from the list and seek medical treatment.  However, in an emergency, you may get temporary medical care from any doctor until the emergency is over; then you must get treatment from a doctor on the posted list. Contact Atlanta workers’ compensation attorney Christina Campbell at (404) 981-5257 for your workers comp questions and concerns.