On July 1, several amendments to Georgia’s workers’ compensation laws went into effect. The state increased maximum payouts on several types of workers’ compensation benefits, including:
Clarifying time limits for certain medical benefits
Typically, workplace injuries that are not deemed catastrophic are eligible for 400 weeks of medical care benefits. As of July 1, that time limit will not apply to certain treatments and services, including:
What do these changes mean for injured workers?
While these changes are generally favorable to injured workers, it is important to contact a knowledgeable workers’ comp attorney if you are seeking or collecting benefits. Your lawyer can explain how these changes apply in your specific case and what you can expect from your benefits moving forward.
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