Ty Wilson Law Podcast
Ty Wilson Law Podcast
#159 Georgia Workers' Compensation Lawyer - How do I Get Checks for Workers' Compensation?
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Hello, my name is Ty Wilson. I'm a Georgia Workers’ Compensation Attorney, practicing law in the state of Georgia. And our video topic for today is, “Do I get paid if I'm injured at work?” Just being injured at work does not necessarily get you paid. If you are hurt and taken out of work for more than seven days then generally speaking, you may qualify for Georgia Workers’ Compensation Income Benefits. 

However, the most important thing is, once you do get hurt, is to notify your employer. Let them know immediately that you've been hurt and that you need medical care for your injuries. Once you do that they should send you or direct you to a list of doctors that you can choose from. Once you go to the doctor, the doctor will give you what is called a “Work Status Report”. You should get this for every doctor's visit that you attend throughout your workers compensation claim. 

What that work status report says is one of three things; It says either you're out of work completely; You’re at light duty modified duty or limited duty all mean the same thing light limited or modified duty all mean the same thing; And then lastly that you’re full duty. If you're full duty, pretty self-explanatory you can return back to work. You do not qualify for income benefits at all. If your light duty you have to speak with your employer your employer may or may not have light or limited or modified duty. 

Before you do that, it is very important that you speak with a Georgia workers compensation attorney so that you can determine what your rights are in a light limited or modified duty release. And then of course, if you're out of work, if you're out of work for more than seven days you likely qualify for income benefits under the Georgia workers compensation system. However, you'll want to speak with a Georgia workers compensation attorney, and it also depends upon the doctor who took you out of work. 

So there are many factors involved. Always speak with a Georgia Workers’ Compensation Attorney. Find out what your rights are. The consultations are free. There is no obligation, especially if you contact our office. If you have any questions, please post a comment or question below or feel free to give us a call at the number on the screen. We hope that you found this information helpful. We hope that you'll come check out our other videos. Thank you.

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