Ty Wilson Law Podcast
Ty Wilson Law Podcast
#201 Georgia Workers' Compensation Lawyer - Is The Employer Required to Find Me Work If I Can Not Return To My Job?
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So if I'm hurt on the job and I'm not able to return back to work in that position, is the employer required to find me another position within that company? Hello. My name is Ty Wilson. I'm a Georgia Workers’ Compensation Attorney practicing law in the state of Georgia. And our question for today is really; “Is the employer required to find me a position to work in if I can't work in the job that they had originally hired me for?” And so the short answer, it's very short answer is “No”. 

They are not required to find you work now, that doesn't mean they won't create a light duty job to get you off of the income benefits from the insurance company. However, they don't have to. They have a choice in the matter. And so if they want to bring you back, then they likely will bring you back. And if they want to make that light duty position a full time job, well, certainly they can do that. But that's going to be up to the employer. And a lot of it's going to depend upon what you're doing for the employer. And is it beneficial to the employer or is it a full time job or is it a part time job and what heavy. And so they're not required to do that, but they can. And so that's going to be on an employer b y employer basis. I hope this information is helpful. And we'll see you in the next video.