912-208-2992 www.TyWilsonLaw.com Hello. This is Ty Wilson. I am a Georgia workers’ compensation attorney practicing law in the State of Georgia and our video topic for today is How long can I receive medical treatment for my Georgia work injury?
There are two different types of claims. There are what is called a non‑catastrophic and a catastrophic claim and that depends upon the nature of the injuries and how serious they are. There are specific injuries that are automatically deemed catastrophic meaning they are immediately deemed catastrophic in nature and you are entitled to medical care. There are other claims that are non‑catastrophic and that’s where most of the claims fall into and if your claim remains at a non‑catastrophic level you are entitled to 400 weeks of medical benefits and that is presuming that there is no change of conditions. So you have 400 weeks of medical care. If you receive a full duty release that would be what’s known as a change in condition. If you don’t need medical care for quite a period of time you may run into some issues obtaining medical care, so it’s always important that you follow your direction of your medical providers and that if are hurting you continue to go to back and receive treatment and possibly consider changing physicians if you’re not getting any improvement in your medical condition. We hope that you found this information helpful. We hope that if you have any questions you’ll give us a call at the number on the screen and we hope that you will come watch our other videos. Thank you.
Ty Wilson is a workers’ compensation attorney in Georgia and is dedicated to helping injured people and their families. Call his office today at 866-937-5454 to order his free report, Common Myths Associated with Georgia Workers’ Compensation Claims. This report is intended to give you and/or your loved one a basic understanding of what you are entitled to under workers’ compensation and more importantly what you are not entitled to in your Georgia workers’ compensation claim.