Recently a caller called my office he was working for his employer putting in grueling hours. According to him he worked 16 hours would to to his car sleep for 2 hours and then go back and work another grueling 16 hours. Unfortunately, what happens when you work this schedule either your body or your mind or both breakdown. In his case it was his mind.
His employer sent him for psychological evaluation and care. Ultimately, he was not allowed to come back to work, although he was never told why.
In looking at Georgia workers’ compensation law, the law does not provide for workers’ compensation benefits unless there is a physical injury that goes with the psychological injury. So Georgia does NOT provide workers’ compensation benefits only for psychological/emotional injuries only.
If you have been hurt on the job, mentally/physically you should reach out to a Savannah or Atlanta workers compensation lawyer to see what rights you have and if you are or are not covered under Georgia workers’ compensation.
Ty Wilson is a workers’ compensation attorney in Georgia and is dedicated to helping injured people and their families. Call his office today in Savannah at 912-508-4711 or Atlanta 770-948-5454 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.