Under Georgia workers compensation law if you are injured during the course and scope of your employment, you are entitled to medical care as it relates to your work injury and if you are taken out of work by a doctor you may be entitled to temporary total disability benefits or weekly checks for as long as you are taken completely out of work.
If you are put on light duty work by a medical doctor and your employer does not have light duty work you may be entitled to income benefits as well.
Lastly, if you have permanent impairment due to your work injury you may be entitled to permanent partial disability benefits as well.
The nature of the injury and the nature of your job duties will likely determine if you can or can not return to work in a timely fashion. If you are returned to work immediately, then you would have what is called a medical only claim.
If you have specific questions about an on the job injury you should speak with a Georgia workers’ compensation attorney.
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.