My Claim Was Denied; What Can I Do?
When you get hurt at work in Georgia, you’re eligible to file a claim for lost earnings, medical treatment and other benefits. Actually obtaining these benefits can be difficult, however. Sometimes valid claims are wrongly denied. In this case, you have the right to request a hearing before an administrative law judge at the State Board of Workers’ Compensation.
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What To Expect At The Workers’ Compensation Hearing?
In the hearing, the rules of procedure and evidence must be followed as in a trial. Witnesses will likely be called and cross-examined. The administrative law judge then reviews the evidence permitted in the hearing, and a written decision is issued.
Both parties have 20 days to file another appeal before the Appellate Division of the State Board of Workers’ Compensation.
The Benefits Of Retaining A Knowledgeable Attorney
Workers’ compensation is a complex area of the law with very complicated rules of procedure and evidence. Without an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to guide you through the process, you’ll be lost in a very sophisticated legal proceeding. Even the board that hears these cases recommends that injured workers be represented by an attorney.
You Do Have A Time Limit, So Contact Me Today
You have one year from the time you knew (or should have known) you were hurt to file a workers’ compensation claim if the employer/insurer has not paid any medical or income benefits. Only limited exceptions to this rule apply.