Workers’ Compensation Claims Delay

A workers’ compensation claims delay in medical treatment is very common in Atlanta and all over the state of Georgia.  One of the most common problems injured workers experience is a delay in medical treatment.  This occurs even when the authorized treating physician is involved in the claim.

workers compensation claims delayThe State Board of Workers’ Compensation instituted a new rules in 2017 and created a new procedure to address authorization of medical treatment.  This amendment allows the attorney for the injured worker to electronically file a petition called a WC-PMT  when an Employer/Insurer has failed to authorize treatment recommended by the Authorized Treating Physician within five business days of receipt.

 

Workers’ Compensation Claims Delay and WC PMT Procedure

–   The Authorized Treating Physician authorizes medical treatment or testing

–   The  insurance company delivers documentation for medical treatment at least five business days

–   The insurance company fails to authorize treatment suggested by the authorized treating physician

 

For timelines of Georgia Workers’ Compensation Claims: How Long Will My Case Take?

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Georgia Workers’ Compensation Attorney

If you are an injured worker experiencing a workers’ compensation claims delay, contact an experienced Georgia workers’ compensation attorney.  Gearhart Law Group assists injured workers all over Georgia with a focus on North Georgia and Atlanta metro area.  Beth Gearhart is the most experienced work comp lawyer in dealing with claims delays and will provide immediate assistance.  Call Beth at (404) 445-8370 to learn more about your Georgia workers’ compensation claim delay.

 

Beth Gearhart is a workers' compensation attorney representing injured workers in Georgia. Gearhart Law Group is a law firm focused entirely on workers' compensation based in Atlanta, GA. Beth Gearhart is a work comp lawyer who represents her clients' needs, and she is often considered one of Georgia's best workers' compensation lawyers. Beth is unique in Georgia work comp because she represented insurance companies for over a decade to learn their practices before switching sides to help fight for the rights of injured workers. Beth is also different because she listens to her clients and truly cares about their cases. If you need a Georgia work comp lawyer, contact Beth Gearhart at Gearhart Law Group.