Understanding Your Rights/ Responsibilities Under the Georgia Workers' Compensation Law
If you've been injured at work, first you must make sure to immediately report and file an incident report with your employer. The employer is responsible for medical and rehabilitation expenses within the limits of the law. In some cases, the employer will also pay a part of the worker's lost wages. The injuries, incidents and occupational disease should be reported in writing when possible. If you do not report the incident within 30 days, you may lose the right to receive compensation (see O.C.G.A § 34-9-80).