Stone Mountain, GA asked in Workers' Compensation for Georgia

Q: Hurt at work since 8/11/23 an now 01/22/24 an not 1 payment received ! Lawyer up still in pain an now they saying L Duty

What to do about going back to work with this Lumbar pain L5-L4-L3 ,no payment in 5-6 months

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

A: I think you answered your own question. If you have a serious injury at work, lawyer up. Immediately. This does not mean that every injury requires a lawyer. But if you legitimately need back surgery, then you needed a lawyer yesterday.

Before I started representing hurt workers, I used to teach insurers how to ruin someone's case before they could hire a lawyer. If you are wondering whether your employer's risk management department is going to "do right" by you, they probably won't, and you shouldn't bet your spine on it. Good luck, and I hope you feel better.

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