If you've been injured at work and you're receiving income benefits and then you get returned back to work, is there any possibility that you could receive additional workers’ compensation benefits? Hello, my name is Ty Wilson and I'm a Georgia Workers’ Compensation Attorney, practicing law in the state of Georgia. And our topic is you've started receiving income benefits, then you return back to work, the income benefits stopped, and the question is, “Are you entitled to receive any more income benefits?” And the short answer is that depends.
That depends on your injury. Is your injury improving or is there something that you're doing at work that aggravates the injury, and the doctor either pulls you back out or all of a sudden you were on the fence as if you needed surgery. And now based upon returning back to work, you definitely need surgery. The doctor is going to remove you back from work. And then, yes, you would be qualified and eligible for income benefits. So long as you are within the same time frame of your initial work injury. What does that mean? Well, that means if you're within the 350 to 400 weeks of your initial injury, you should be entitled to income benefits.
If you have specific questions, it's always recommended you speak with the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Attorney. And discuss with them your particular situation. All claims are different and certainly all insurance carriers are different and how they view these things and so or opposing counsel. We hope that information has been helpful and we'll see you in the next video.