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Documentation of Work Injury Imperative for Successful Claim

On Behalf of | Mar 24, 2014 | Georgia Workers' Compensation |

Employees filing a workers’ compensation claim in Atlanta won’t get far if there is little or no documentation of the alleged injury or illness.If you do not have the necessary medical records, doctor reports, witness testimony and other tangible evidence of your condition and how it occurred, the State Board of Workers’ Compensation in Georgia is sure to reject your claim – no matter how seriously you’ve been hurt.

This was recently the issue in Fonseca v. Corral Ag, Inc., where the Idaho Supreme Court upheld the industrial commission’s ruling that although the worker was injured, he hadn’t done enough to prove he had suffered a work-related accident.

This case stems from an injury suffered by an agricultural worker. This aspect is unsurprising, for the fact that agriculture ranks among the most hazardous industries for workers. Farmers in particular are at very high risk for serious and fatal injuries. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention