2020 Georgia Code
Title 34 - Labor and Industrial Relations
Chapter 9 - Workers' Compensation
Article 3 - Procedure
Part 1 - Claims and Notice of Accident
§ 34-9-81. Contents of Written Notice; Manner of Delivery

Universal Citation: GA Code § 34-9-81 (2020)

The written notice provided for in Code Section 34-9-80 shall state in ordinary language the name and address of the employee, the time, place, nature, and cause of the accident and of the resulting injury or death and shall be signed by the employee or by a person in his behalf or, in the event of his death, by any one or more of his dependents or by a person in their behalf. No defect or inaccuracy in the notice shall be a bar to compensation unless the employer shall prove that his interest was prejudiced thereby, and then only to the extent of the prejudice. Such notice shall be given personally to the employer, or his agent, representative, or foreman, or to the immediate superior of the injured employee or may be sent by registered or certified mail or statutory overnight delivery addressed to the employer at his last known residence or place of business.

(Ga. L. 1920, p. 167, §§ 23, 24; Ga. L. 1923, p. 92, §§ 1, 2; Code 1933, § 114-304; Ga. L. 2000, p. 1589, § 3.)


Period of time a person has been retired from or has not been employed by a school system would not be of any particular significance as to a former employer's workers' compensation coverage; this is not to say that there are not notice of accident filing requirements and filing of claim requirements which must be complied with in order for an employee or former employee to make a proper claim for compensation. 1977 Op. Att'y Gen. No. 77-38.


Am. Jur. 2d.

- 82 Am. Jur. 2d, Workers' Compensation, § 495 et seq.


- 100 C.J.S., Workers' Compensation, §§ 958, 959.


- Workmen's compensation: duty of injured employee to submit to an examination, 41 A.L.R. 866.

Requirement of Workmen's Compensation Act as to notice of accident or injury, 92 A.L.R. 505; 107 A.L.R. 815; 145 A.L.R. 1263.

Workmen's compensation: injury to servant who lives on employer's premises as arising out of and in the course of the employment, 158 A.L.R. 606.

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