Let’s say you’re on workers’ compensation benefits — you’re getting a check every week — and your employer comes to you and says, “I’ve got a light-duty job for you. Come on back to work.” Should you go? The best thing to do at that point is not just rush back to work because that has legal ramifications and can mess up your case pretty quickly. But the best thing to do is to talk to a lawyer about what your options are and how things work. Yes, you’ll probably have to try that job at some point, but the job should be presented to you in a legally sufficient manner, and only a qualified attorney is going to be able to tell you if it’s a good idea to try that light-duty job. Get the full details about returning to a light duty job after an on-the-job injury in Georgia.

David B. Rechtman
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Atlanta Personal Injury & Workers’ Compensation Attorney