Every states’ rules regarding how medical care is delivered after a workplace injury are different, but here’s how you change doctors if you’re getting workers’ comp benefits in Georgia:
Category: Medical Benefits
A recent report by the Workers Compensation Research Institute indicates that workers’ compensation plans have to pay out more on the whole for treatment than employer-sponsored group or private health plans. The independent think tank is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts and looked at sixteen states for this study. In over two-thirds of them, medical payouts on workers’ … Read more
According to media spin, in more cases than not employees are out to get over on their bosses and workers’ comp insurers in whatever way they can. Mainstream media would have you believe that claimants are irresponsible, greedy, and looking for a ‘free ride.’ As an experienced Atlanta workers’ compensation attorney, I can assure you that this is … Read more
Starting Monday, July 1, 2013, workers’ compensation medical benefits will be drastically reduced for injured workers in Georgia. GA House Bill 154, passed by the Georgia General Assembly a few months ago, will be effective next week. One of its provisions is that medical benefits for injured workers will stop at 400 weeks (like income benefits … Read more
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The workers’ compensation insurer does not have to settle your workers’ comp claim in Georgia, but it usually will at some point. Because an accepted workers’ comp claim (i.e., one in which you have received disability benefits) means you are owed medical care related to your injury for the rest of your life, absent some … Read more
If your Georgia workers’ compensation claim is compensable, your employer and/or its workers’ compensation insurance company will pay for your medical expenses when traveling to authorized medical providers. This can include the following expenses: mileage (currently $.40/mile) to and from the doctor’s office, physical therapist’s office, and pharmacy parking at the medical providers’ offices meal … Read more