In short, it depends. If the full duty release is from you authorized treating physician than it means that you are able to resume the same work duties you preformed prior to your work injury.
If the full duty release if from an DME or defense medical examination, it is the doctor’s opinion that you are full duty. However if you have an authorized treating physician stating otherwise you will want to speak with a Georgia workers’ compensation attorney immediately.
If you were receiving weekly checks or temporary total disability benefits your checks will likely stop soon.
If you are back at work then you can resume the position you were working prior to your injury.
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.
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