Cordele, GA asked in Workers' Compensation for Georgia

Q: Is there a statue of limitations on receiving workers comp?

I am a nurse. I messed my back up pretty bad while at work. I filed a claim, received physical therapy, received benefits for a certain number of weeks, and was deemed 22% permanent partially disabled due to my back injury. That was in Dec 2015. The pain has never gone away, but Ive just dealt with it. Now, I cant sleep or get comfortable at all, ever. Im in excruciating pain constantly. I was told by my case manager that my case would be active for 7 years and if there ever was a problem, that I could go back to the doctor on workers comp. Now, they are telling me that I only had a year to go back to the doctor. What are the laws on this? How do I go about having them pay for my doctor visits and possible intervention for my back pain?

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T. Andrew Miller
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T. Andrew Miller
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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: There are different limitations periods for different circumstances. Your best bet would be to consult an attorney, who will have a bunch of questions for you about the situation and hopefully can put together a plan for you. My office offers free consultations.

Michael Richard Moebes
Michael Richard Moebes
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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Benefits can go for 400 weeks in a non-catastrophic case. Continue to treat; if they try to refuse access to medical care, file a hearing request!

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