If you have been injured and received workers compensation benefits, once you have been released to full duty work, your employer can terminate you in Georgia.
The main reason for this is you are medically able (based upon the full duty medical release) to return to work. The employer is not required to keep your job open for you.
Georgia is what is called an at-will state, meaning you can be terminated for a reason or terminated for no reason.
If however, you were released to light duty and your employer terminates you, you may qualify for weekly income benefits or checks. The facts are very important on these types of claims.
Because these claims are very fact specific it is important to speak with a Georgia Workers Compensation Attorney. It is recommended that you contact legal counsel immediately so that you can determine what your options are, don’t let your family be controlled by an insurance company that does not have your interest at heart.
You have options contact a Georgia Workers Compensation Lawyer today!
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.