Hello, my name is Ty Wilson with Georgia workers compensation attorney practicing law in the state of Georgia. And our video topic for today is, “Do I get paid if I get injured at work?” or on the job and the short answer is that depends.
If you're injured on the job, the most important thing that you can do is notify your employer that you've been hurt and that you need medical care immediately. Once you get medical care, the doctor will help determine if you're entitled to income benefits because the doctor is going to determine if you can or cannot return to work.
They're either going to take you out of work completely, put you on limited light and or modified duty, we've heard them all called they're all the same thing. And that means that you can work in some capacity but not full duty heavy work, if that's the type of work that you do. And then lastly, they may release you to full duty and that means that you can do everything you could do before the injury.
And so depending upon, if you're taken out of work or not, or if you're provided light limited or modified duty, the employer may have to pay you income benefits, if they cannot accommodate any light modified or limited duty work.
Before you go back to work, it is important and critical that you speak with a Georgia workers compensation attorney immediately to find out what your rights are and where your claim may be going from that point in time.
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