(a) All employers operating under the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Law shall post notice as hereinafter provided upon durable material publicly and permanently in a conspicuous place in each business location. Upon request, the Board will furnish suitable notices free of charge. The notice shall be in such form that it can be understood by all employees and read as follows:
This business operates under the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Law.
If the worker is hurt or injured at work, the employer/insurer shall pay medical and rehabilitation expenses within the limits of the law. In some cases, the employer will also be required to pay a part of the worker’s lost wages.
Work injuries and occupational diseases should be reported in writing whenever possible. The worker may lose the right to receive compensation if an accident is not reported within 30 days. The employer will supply free of charge, upon request, a form for reporting accidents and will also furnish, free of charge, information about workers’ compensation. The employer will also furnish to the employee, upon request, copies of Board forms on file with the employer pertaining to an employee’s claim.
The Board may excuse lack of notice of injury if the employer does not follow the foregoing requirements for posting notice. [O.C.G.A. § 34-9-80].
(b) The Board furnishes, upon request, copies of forms required by law. Use originals of the forms or approved copies of the original forms. The text and format of a Board form may not be altered, except with the specific written permission of the Executive Director. Generally, when filing any Board form or document with the Board, file only the original and no copies. Do not use tabs to separate documents. ANYONE USING A BOARD FORM MUST USE THE MOST CURRENTLY REVISED VERSION OF THE FORM. INSTRUCTIONS ON THE BACK OF ANY BOARD FORM SHALL BE SENT TO THE EMPLOYEE AND SHALL NOT BE FILED WITH THE BOARD.
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