What To Do After A Work Accident 

In addition to providing income and medical benefits, the Georgia workers’ compensation laws also include obligations and responsibilities that an injured worker must follow. Failure to follow these rules could affect your right to receive income and medical benefits.

To protect your right to workers’ compensation benefits, call Skibiel Law at 770-968-3445 or toll-free at 877-874-6650. We offer a free attorney consultation to explain the rules you have to follow. With convenient office locations in Jonesboro and Atlanta, we serve clients in the Metro Atlanta area and throughout Georgia.

What Rules Do I Have To Follow If I Am Injured At Work?

Workers’ compensation rules require you to:

  • Report the accident immediately to a supervisor. Failure to do so within 30 days can result in the denial of benefits.
  • Follow the reasonable safety rules and policies of the employer.
  • Accept reasonable medical treatment and attend all medical appointments.
  • Attempt to perform light-duty work if the job is reviewed and approved by the treating physician.
  • Do not make any false statements about your accident or the nature of your injuries.
  • Submit to drug and or alcohol tests following the accident if you’re requested to do so by your employer.
  • Attend second opinion medical appointments set up by the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company.

Get Answers To Your Questions About Workers’ Comp Rules

If your employer or their workers’ compensation insurance company is requesting that you do something that is not legally reasonable or necessary, call lawyer Mark A. Skibiel at 770-968-3445 or toll-free at 877-874-6650 to schedule a free consultation. Hablamos español.

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Mark was very knowledgeable and kept me informed with my case. He wasn’t intimidated with the large law firm. I know for a fact that without his expertise and diligent work ethic my settlement wouldn’t have reached the amount it did. He worked far beyond what I expected, meeting with the company doctor, therapist, and insurance representatives. HAVE A TALK WITH HIM ITS FREE!!!!!
-Royce – Fayetteville, Georgia – Work Injury

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Mark takes the time to get to know you as a person, not just as a case. He’s an attorney you can trust to keep you informed on every aspect of the case. I received all info about the case as soon as he did, and Mark carefully answered every question that I asked. I would recommend Mark to anyone who is in need of an honest attorney.

– Derry – Riverdale, Georgia – Work Injury

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When my adjuster refused to pay for lost wages and for prescriptions, I felt the need to hire an attorney. After a brief consultation, I hired Mark. Within days, I saw results in my case. Everything that happened in my case went exactly as he told me it would happen in our initial consultation. When we went to the hearing, it seemed very one-sided and we won “hands down.” From start to finish, my case lasted less than nine months. My lost wages were recovered, and a sizeable settlement as well. Kudos Mark.

– Ronald – Stockbridge, Georgia – Work Injury

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Mark explained, in detail, how the law would apply to my case and assured me it would take some time for me to accomplish my goal. During my case Mark and his staff kept my wife and me informed and updated. Every time my wife or I called Mark’s office we were able to get a response from either him or his staff. When we settled my case, it was more than I ever expected. Mark and his staff were professional in handling my claim. My experience with Mark and his office was wonderful!

– Timmy A.
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