Often times when an injured worker in Georgia starts receiving income benefits or weekly checks the first thought is how long will I continue receiving these weekly benefits?
Well, the answer really depends on your care and what the doctor thinks you can do and your employer and if they have light duty work available and if your doctor thinks you can perform the task necessary to complete the light duty restrictions.
Once you are taken out of work for more than seven days by a physician you are entitled to weekly benefits or income benefits for up to 400 weeks unless there is a change in condition. What is a change in condition? A change in condition would be the doctor placing you on light duty work restrictions instead of you being unable to work, that is an example of a change in condition. There are many things that can be a change in condition if you are in a position where you are receiving benefits and are concerned about where you claim is going and what is going to happen to you.
Be informed. Be aware. Be prepared.
Ty Wilson is a Georgia workers compensation attorney, with offices in Savannah and Atlanta, who provides free information to the injured and the families of the injured. Visit tywilsonlaw.com to order his FREE Georgia workers compensation “Special Reports” and to read his many articles and to watch his videos.
If you have specific questions for a workers compensation attorney in Georgia, give Ty at call 912-508-4711 in Savannah or 770-948-5454 in Atlanta.