If your employer has returned you back to work with a form called a WC-240, you must make an attempt to return to work or you will have your checks stopped. If the employer goes to the trouble of producing and serving you with a WC-240, it will have your tasks at the job the employer is making available for you. The doctor will sign off on if he thinks with your injuries you can complete the given tasks and if you can accomplish the tasks occasionally, frequently or constantly.
On the WC-240 itself you will be given a time to show up at your employer’s place of business to start you light duty employment. If you refused to show up for work the employer can suspend or stop your weekly checks. However, if you make a diligent effort and can not physically continue, you should as soon as possible return to your doctor and provide him the information on what was causing you or preventing you from completing your tasks at work. Typically, the doctor will then either modify your tasks so that you do not aggravate your work injuries or will take you out of work completely.
This is a a very fact specific topic and if you have been returned to work with a WC-240, you should reach out immediately to a Georgia workers’ compensation attorney for help and advise.
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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