Hello, my name is Ty Wilson with Georgia workers compensation attorney practicing law in the state of Georgia. Our video topic for today is what is actually considered light duty, also referred to as 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 and the type of work you do for a living.
Your doctor is the one who will determine if you are on light duty, limited Duty or modified duty and what your limitations or modifications will be. For example, if you injury involved your back, your doctor will most likely provide a light-duty restriction recommending a limit to bending, stooping, and lifting of a certain amount of weight. This determination is made by the doctor that you visit when you are injured.
It’s very 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 any work related restrictions and limited duty. 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.
Work related injuries can bring about complex issues, especially when you are receiving limited duty from the doctor. We recommended that you speak with a Georgia workers compensation attorney to learn your legal rights. We hope that you found this information helpful.
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