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Answering Questions About Workers’ Compensation In Atlanta

Aside from the injury itself, the workers’ compensation process can be a pain to navigate. There are a lot of factors that go into getting your benefits and some of the language, procedures and policies that go along with it are confusing.

One of these is being assigned “light duty” work. After suffering a work injury, your doctor may tell you that you can or should perform “light duty” work. What is this? How should you respond? Is this the right thing to do?

What Is Light Duty?

All too often, insurance companies do not look out for employees. They want to protect their bottom line and your employer’s bottom line. Because of this, the insurance company may not want your doctor to recommend you take complete workers’ compensation leave from your job after getting hurt. This is when the doctor will prescribe a “light duty” assignment. This way, your employer only has to pay temporary disability benefits, thus saving the insurance company and your employer, money.

What Can You Do About This?

When you are really hurt, sick or otherwise injured, being assigned “light duty” work is unacceptable. In these situations, you need someone to advocate for you. A workers’ compensation attorney can help in these situations.

Your lawyer can help prove the severity of your injury and either get you completely off work or make sure you do not have to perform more duties than you are capable of. Your attorney can also help prevent harassment from your employer or others while performing light duty work.

A workers’ compensation attorney can be your best ally after a work injury. They can stand up for you against your employer and the insurance companies, so you can focus on recovering, and get the benefits you need to do so.

Contact Us Today For Help

If you’re trying to navigate the workers’ compensation system and getting unfair results or pushback from your employer or insurance company, let a workers’ compensation attorney take over. We’re here to help you, and we’re on your side. We offer free initial consultations so you can get the answers you need right away. Let us help you figure out your options. Call 404-795-6099 or use our online contact form to set up a free consultation today.

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