How long do I have to file a workers' compensation claim?

In Georgia, an injured worker has a year from the date of accident or a year from the date of the last medical treatment paid for by the workers' comp carrier to file a WC-14 Notice of Claim or Hearing Request for work comp benefits. However, practically speaking, it is always the best practice to file a claim as soon as possible. It is also best to notify your supervisor as soon as you are injured on the job. If you have any questions about deadlines to file a workers' compensation claim in Georgia, contact Atlanta work comp attorney Brian H. Sumrall at (404)924-4595 or visit

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