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An Atlanta Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Explains Georgia Hearings

Jeffrey H. Dover
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Atlanta Auto Accident and Medical Malpractice Attorney

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4/26/2012
Jeffrey H. Dover
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You have established that your employer is required to have workers’ compensation insurance in Georgia. You and your Atlanta workers’ compensation lawyer have determined that you are entitled to compensation for work-related accident injuries. Yet, that compensation is not forthcoming. Now, you are in the position of having to file for a Georgia workers’ compensation hearing or you may never be compensated.

What You Need to Know About Workers’ Compensation Hearings in GA
 
Below are some important things that you should know before you file a claim:

  • To file a claim you must submit Form WC-14, which is available online or may be requested by phone or mail from the State Board of Workers’ Compensation.
  • A hearing will generally take place within 60 days of when an administrative judge receives Form WC-14.
  • An administrative judge will hear from both you and your employer in a formal proceeding and reach a decision.

You Have the Right to Hire an Atlanta Workers’ Compensation Lawyer to Represent You
 
If you need to go to a hearing to enforce your workers’ compensation rights, then you should know that your employer will most likely be represented by counsel. You have the same right.

To find out more about how an experienced Atlanta workers’ compensation attorney may be able to help you recover the damages to which you are legally entitled, please call the Atlanta workers’ comp lawyers at The Dover Law Firm. We can be reached via our online contact form or at 1.770.518.1133.


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