New Workers’ Compensation Law Change: Medical Treatment Limited to 400 Weeks
As of July 1, 2013, the State of Georgia has placed a 400 week limit on medical treatment for on-the-job injuries. This means that after 400 weeks (a little less than 8 years) from your date of injury, the insurance company will no longer be required to provide you with medical treatment. Prior to July 1, 2013, a Georgia workers compensation claimant was entitled to lifetime medical treatment as a result of an accepted work-related injury. An experienced workers compensation lawyer can help you with any questions about medical treatment for claims in Georgia. Although there are some instances where an injured worker could be entitled to medical treatment after the 400 week limit, it may be advisable to ensure that you resolve all of the issues concerning medical treatment in your Georgia workers compensation claim in a timely manner and before you are no longer entitled to treatment.
If you have questions about medical treatment in your workers compensation claim, or simply need help understanding your rights, contact The Law Offices of T. Andrew Miller today!