Waycross, GA asked in Workers' Compensation for Georgia

Q: in 34-9-221(F), where it states they have 20 days to issue the awarded amount, do you count weekends or business days?

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Tristan Blain Morrison
Tristan Blain Morrison
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Alpharetta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Under OCGA 34-9-221(f), every calendar day is counted. So weekends are included. However, 34-9-221 is not the only statute that determines payment deadlines in workers' compensation, or whether any payment is due at all. If you are hurt badly enough to be out of work for more than 2 weeks, and you are waiting on a check, then I highly recommend that you consult an experienced attorney ASAP.

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