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Changes to Georgia Workers’ Compensation Laws Set to Take Effect on July 1, 2013
Date:6/24/2013

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 24, 2013

The law firm of Rechtman & Spevak of Atlanta, Georgia represents clients who have been injured in the workplace anywhere in the state and who need help pursuing and obtaining the benefits that they need in order to avoid extreme financial difficulty and in order to obtain the medical help and treatments that they need. The Georgia State Legislature recently enacted a law that will bring about changes to the state’s workers’ compensation system, and the attorneys at the firm would like to provide the public with a brief overview of those changes.

Specifically, the new law was signed on May 6, 2013 by the governor and it takes effect on July 1, 2013. Some of the tenets of the new law will be seen as a benefit for injured workers in the state while others may not be received in a positive manner. In terms of the potentially negative changes with respect to injured workers, anyone who is deemed to have suffered a ‘non-catastrophic’ injury will have his or her medical benefits limited to a period of 400 weeks.

However, there are also aspects of the new law that will likely be met with relief. For instance, the maximum amount of workers’ compensation benefits available for those who qualify for what is known as temporary total disability will increase to $525 per week, up from $500. The maximum weekly benefit for those who are classified as suffering from temporary partial disability will increase from $334 to $350 per week.

“The new Georgia workers’ compensation law provides what can be described as a mixed bag for injured workers. While their potential benefits will go up, they will face a shorter timeframe for which they can be treated by a medical doctor for non-catastrophic injuries. People in the state need to be aware of these changes to the law and seek the help of Georgia workers’ compensation lawyers if they are concerned about their situation,” said Jaret Spevak, a partner at Rechtman & Spevak.

About Rechtman & Spevak

Rechtman & Spevak is a Georgia law firm that provides legal representation for people who have been injured in workplace accidents, car accidents and other types of traffic accidents across the state. The firm also handles legal matters that relate to Georgia workers’ compensation, Social Security Disability and Georgia personal injury. David B. Rechtman has been practicing law in Georgia since 1981 and his partner, Jaret A. Spevak, has been a licensed attorney in the state for nearly 20 years. The firm is solely dedicated to matters of litigation. News and updates regarding the firm can be found at https://www.facebook.com/RechtmanSpevak.

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