Dealing With A Light-Duty Work Release 

Since 1992, hardworking employees throughout Jonesboro and Lilburn have come to Skibiel Law for help with workers’ compensation claims. From educating them on the application process and the hurdles they face to securing the compensation they deserve, we remain at their side during difficult times.

The Legal Help You Need When Your Doctor Releases You For Light-Duty Work

Not all workers’ compensation claims involve total disability. Not all employees will recover 100 percent from their injuries before they return to work. Many job-related accidents result in serious injuries, temporarily or permanently preventing employees from performing some or all of their prior responsibilities. However, they still have the ability to function in a different capacity that won’t aggravate the injury.

Temporary partial disability (TPD) benefits exist for injured workers released to return to work with certain restrictions. While getting you back to work, light-duty releases often result in the employee being paid less. TPD serves as supplemental income to make up some of the difference between previous and current earnings.

Light duty is at the employer’s discretion. A doctor putting you on light duty does not guarantee that your employer can provide a job that meets those restrictions. In these cases, you are not required to return to the workplace and can continue to draw full benefits.

Understanding the rights you have under Georgia’s workers’ compensation laws is important. Protecting these rights is vital, particularly those involving prompt benefits payments and quality medical care.

Take immediate action and contact our Atlanta metro area lawyers if you have been injured at work.

Contact A Jonesboro Workers’ Compensation Attorney

Fill out our firm’s intake form or call us at 770-968-3445 or toll-free at 877-874-6650 to schedule your free consultation today.

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Mark was very knowledgeable and kept me informed with my case. He wasn’t intimidated with the large law firm. I know for a fact that without his expertise and diligent work ethic my settlement wouldn’t have reached the amount it did. He worked far beyond what I expected, meeting with the company doctor, therapist, and insurance representatives. HAVE A TALK WITH HIM ITS FREE!!!!!
-Royce – Fayetteville, Georgia – Work Injury

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Mark takes the time to get to know you as a person, not just as a case. He’s an attorney you can trust to keep you informed on every aspect of the case. I received all info about the case as soon as he did, and Mark carefully answered every question that I asked. I would recommend Mark to anyone who is in need of an honest attorney.

– Derry – Riverdale, Georgia – Work Injury

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When my adjuster refused to pay for lost wages and for prescriptions, I felt the need to hire an attorney. After a brief consultation, I hired Mark. Within days, I saw results in my case. Everything that happened in my case went exactly as he told me it would happen in our initial consultation. When we went to the hearing, it seemed very one-sided and we won “hands down.” From start to finish, my case lasted less than nine months. My lost wages were recovered, and a sizeable settlement as well. Kudos Mark.

– Ronald – Stockbridge, Georgia – Work Injury

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Mark explained, in detail, how the law would apply to my case and assured me it would take some time for me to accomplish my goal. During my case Mark and his staff kept my wife and me informed and updated. Every time my wife or I called Mark’s office we were able to get a response from either him or his staff. When we settled my case, it was more than I ever expected. Mark and his staff were professional in handling my claim. My experience with Mark and his office was wonderful!

– Timmy A.
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