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If you are injured on the job, Georgia law requires you notify your employer within thirty (30) days of injury or when you learned of the injury. If you waited longer than 30 days you still may be able to claim benefits if you can provide an acceptable reason.
Since your employer provided medical care and disability benefits formal notice are forms were required to be filed with the State Board.
If your employer ceases to provide either medical or disability benefits to you, then you are required to file a notice of claim form with the State Board of Workers' Compensation within one year of your date of accident. If you received authorized medical treatment for your injury under workers' comp, you have one year from the date you last received this treatment to file the claim with the State Board.
As far as your employment hours. A manager is allowed to reallocate work hours for any reason that is not unlawful discrimination. Unlawful discrimination refers job issue because of race, color, national or ethnic origin; sex, pregnancy or marital status; age; disability; religion; sexual preference. Favoring one employee over another is not necessarily something that is actionable under the law.
You would certainly ask for compensation based on your work schedule at time of injury.
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We agree on him paying my bills in order to keep workmans comp out of the issues, but i chose to work in pain and from the actions of him yesterday. I think i was demoted in order to quit. Not only am i not healing properly my pay and hrs are cut? I was wondering should i just file wc? I also file the incident report days after my injury.
Yes, you should file. You need to make sure that you benefit is preserved even if you do decide to leave the job.
So wc would not penalize me accepting chiropractor care for the past 6 months and allowing my owner to pay the medical bills. Or i wont be able to apply for wc because he is already paying for my medical care. I just want to make sure i'm understanding you correctly before i apply. I know once i apply he will probably fire me or make it even harder for me to work there. Also have i hurt my case by accepting care and getting better cause before i was unable to walk but now im walking better. Also unsure if he actually has WC insurance maybe that's the reason for no doctor panel posted.
It is against the law to be fired for filing a workers comp claim and the penalties can be severe. You have one year from the time of reporting to your supervisor file your claim.