Atlanta, GA -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/19/2016 -- The work injury lawyer from Atlanta, Darwin Johnson, published an article on his firm's website that explains the process work injury victims should follow in the days following their incidents. According to Johnson, the process is fairly straightforward, but often times the logistics can become difficult for folks without ample worker's compensation experience to handle. In cases as such, he recommended hiring the counsel of a qualified attorney.
His first recommendation—as obvious as it may sound—is to file a claim to begin with. Statutes of limitation vary from state to state, but in Georgia, where Johnson practices, claimants have one year to file a claim post-incident. "People need to remember that worker's compensation laws are not the same as personal injury policies," said Johnson, noting that "whereas general injury victims have two years to file claims, the state of Georgia only affords work accident victims with one."
Furthermore, Johnson warned work accident sufferers to act quickly, because they are required by law to formally notify their employers of their injuries, and should do so within 30 days of the accident.
"Filing claims and notifying employers are relatively straightforward, but there are many other subsequent measures to take that could get tricky," Johnson said. He recommended that anyone seriously suffering from legitimate work-related injuries should hire a qualified attorney if their employers or insurance companies are pushing back against compensating them appropriately.
To read Johnson's article in full, or to learn more about the workman's comp lawyer's firm and other areas of expertise, please visit his website. To schedule a complimentary consultation, please dial 404-692-6482.
About The Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson
The Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson provide legal defense for individuals all throughout the greater Atlanta, Georgia area. He provides effective legal defense for individuals unjustly injured while at the workplace, and gets them the compensation they need. Clients of Darwin F. Johnson don't pay unless he delivers compensation.
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