The State Board of Workers’ Compensation recently announced that attorneys registered to use the State Board’s online filing system can check claim files and/or file claim documents using a computer available in the 7th Floor lobby of the State Board’s Atlanta office. This should be particularly helpful to attorneys waiting for hearings or mediations.
In addition to registering for the online filing system, the State Board asks that each attorney (not just each law firm) practicing Georgia workers’ compensation email the following information to ICMSprep@sbwc.ga.gov:
- Attorney’s Name
- Attorney’s Georgia Bar Number
- Attorney’s Primary Email Address
- Attorney’s Alternate Email Address(es) [Maximum of Three]
- Attorney’s Phone Number
According to the State Board’s website, attorneys who register for the online filing system and provide an email address will be able to receive immediate electronic notifications of any document filed in a particular claim.
If you have questions regarding the online filing system, you likely will get your answer from Ms. Damaris Jones, Deputy Director of Process Improvement & Oversight. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.