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What Are These Forms From The Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation?

Many injured workers contact us with questions about documents they have received in the mail from the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation.  They wonder what these documents mean and what it has to do with their case.  In order to help address some of these questions, we have prepared this series of articles which will provide a basic explanation of each of the most common forms and the ways in which each form might affect your workers’ compensation case.

Who Sent the Workers’ Compensation Form

The first important thing to understand is that the Workers’ Compensation form you have received was probably not sent by the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation.  The Georgia Workers’ Compensation system is a form based workers’ compensation system.  This means that there are standard forms that are developed by the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation that need to be filed at certain times in a workers’ compensation case.   However, these form are usually actually prepared and filed by your employer, their workers’ compensation insurance company, or their attorney.

What Types of Forms Might I Receive

There are over 50 different standard workers’ compensation forms; however, there are only 15 forms that you are most likely to run into in your workers’ compensation case.  These forms, which are listed below, include forms which tell you what benefits you will receive, what doctors you can treat with, and what light duty work is available.  This blog series will discuss those 15 forms and what they mean to you.  In our next blog post in this series, we will discuss several forms that you may encounter at the beginning of your workers’ compensation case.

List of Most Common Georgia Workers’ Compensation Forms

Panel of Physicians (WC-P1, WC-P2, or WC-P3)

Form WC-1 (Employer’s First Report of Injury)

Form WC-2 (Notice of Payment or Suspension of Benefits)

Form WC-3 (Notice to Controvert)

Form WC-6 (Wage Statement)

Form WC-14 (Notice of Claim/Request for Hearing/Request for Mediation)

Form WC-102(b) (Notice of Representation)

Form WC-102(d) (Motion/Objection to Motion)

Form WC-104 (Notice to Employee of Medical Release to Return to Work with Restrictions)

Form WC-108(b) (Attorney Withdrawal/Lien)

Form WC-200 (Change of Physician Request/Agreement)

Form WC-205 (Request for Authorization of Treatment or Testing by Authorized Medical Provider)

Form WC-207 (Authorization and Consent to Release Information)

Form WC-240 (Notice to Employee of Offer of Suitable Employment)

Form WC-R1 (Request for Rehabilitation)

What if I have other questions about workers compensation?

Georgia’s workers compensation system can be very confusing.  You have to worry about getting the treatment you need and paying your bills while also worrying about not missing any deadlines that could cause you to lose your right to receive workers compensation benefits.

If you have questions, I would recommend that you try to get answers.  To find out more about how to schedule a time to talk to me about your workers compensation questions, just read this short article.

Jason Perkins is an attorney who specializes in representing injured workers.  He regularly publishes videos and write blog articles about Georgia’s workers compensation system and issues that are important to injured workers and their families. To be notified of Jason’s new workers compensation videos, subscribe to his Georgia Workers Compensation Video Series channel on YouTube by clicking the subscribe button below.

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