Injuries happen every day. Some are just the results of an accident or something you couldn't see coming. Others are the result of another's negligence, and can cause financial, physical, mental and emotional harm to you and your family. Fortunately there are laws in place that can protect you and provide financial compensation when you are injured at the hands of someone else. According to the American Bar Association, personal injury can happen because of the action or inaction of another person. When you have an injury and choose to file a lawsuit, you may receive compensation for several things.
If you've been injured in an on-the-job accident, reporting your injuries to your employer in a timely manner is crucial. In Georgia, if 30 days pass before you report your accident-related injury, you may be forced to forego benefits that can help pay medical bills and replace lost wages. Appropriate authorization and documentation from your employer is also important if you seek medical treatment in the aftermath of your accident.