On May 6, 2013, Governor Deal signed House Bill 154, which brings about a few significant changes to the Georgia workers’ compensation system, effective July 1, 2013.

Those changes include:

  • For those accidents occurring on or after July 1, 2013:
    a. Increases in TTD ($500 to $525) and TPD ($334 to $350) cap amounts.
    b. Medical benefits capped at 400 weeks.
    c. Modification of the rules governing a return to work. An employee who is properly offered a suitable light-duty job must attempt that job for the greater of (i) 8 cumulative hours or (ii) 1 scheduled workday.
  • Changes related to the reimbursement of mileage expenses. The insurance company now has to reimburse the employee for mileage expenses within 15 days from the date they receive the request.

Injured workers in Georgia should to be aware of these recent changes and should seek the advice of an experienced Atlanta workers’ compensation lawyer at Hasner Law PC.

Call Hasner Law PC to Speak With a Workers’ Compensation Attorney in Atlanta Today

For more information, please contact the Atlanta workers’ compensation law firm of Hasner Law P.C. at our nearest location to schedule a free consultation today.

We serve in Fulton County, Chatham County, and its surrounding areas:

Hasner Law PC – Atlanta Law Office
2839 Paces Ferry Rd SE #1050
Atlanta, GA 30339
(678) 888-4878

Hasner Law PC – Savannah Law Office
221 W York St
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 234-2334

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Stephen Hasner is the founder and managing partner of Hasner Law PC. Since being licensed in Florida in 1997 and in Georgia in 1999, Stephen has worked tirelessly to help Georgia residents navigate the legal process following a serious injury. This includes injuries sustained at work, in motor vehicle accidents, and in cases of personal injury. The team at Hasner Law is dedicated to securing compensation for their clients who have been injured through no fault of their own.