If you have been released to light duty, you should not return to work until you have been served a WC-240 at least 10 days prior to when you are ordered to return to work.
This form is what the employer uses to return you to providing you a date, time and location on where you are supposed to return to work signed off with another form WC-240A which has the authorized treating physician’s signature on a light duty job presented to the doctor with the various tasks involved. A doctor’s signature is required upon the WC-240.
This is an extremely technical area of workers’ compensation, if you have been mailed a WC-240, you should reach out to a Savannah workers’ compensation attorney and find out what your rights are under Georgia law.
Be informed. Be aware. Be prepared.
Ty Wilson is a Georgia workers compensation attorney, serving Chatham, Effingham, Bryan, Bulloch, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Wayne, Glynn, Camden, Brantley, Appling, Tattnall counties , who provides free information to the injured and the families of injured workers. 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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