Ty Wilson Law Podcast
Ty Wilson Law Podcast
#140 Georgia Work Injury Attorney - What does light duty mean?

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 what is actually considered light duty or limited Duty or modified duty. They all mean the same thing. The answer to that question really depends on the type of injury you have.  

Your doctor is the one who will determine if you are on light duty or limited Duty or modified duty and what your limitations or modifications will be. If  you injured your back likely a light-duty restriction would be no bending, no stooping, no lifting more than a certain amount of weight. That's for the doctor to determine that you see. 

That's why it's important if you do get hurt on the job that you notify your employer immediately and that you request medical attention for your injuries. The doctor will determine what your duties and light duties and restrictions are. The employer has the opportunity to accommodate those restrictions, or if they cannot accommodate those restrictions you may qualify for income benefits under the Georgia workers compensation system.

Always recommended that you speak with a Georgia workers compensation attorney to find out what your rights are under the law. We hope that you found this information helpful. We hope that you'll come check out our other videos. And if you have any specific questions about your Georgia workers compensation claim, feel free to give us a call at the number below or check out our website and look at the other great free information that we have. Thank you.

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