Q&A: Lost Job Due to Injury in Georgia

DANGER: Watch Your Hands and FingersQuestion:

Injured my hand on a machine. I was send to the doctor and was told I had fractured my knuckle. Almost four weeks later I did a follow up and was told there was no fracture to begin with. I was released to go back to work. Then I was called from work and told not to return because they had filled my position.

Answer:

You can request to see another doctor on the employer’s panel of physicians even if you are fired from that job.  If the employer has less than 6 different doctors on the list, you can select any doctor you want to treat with.  Unfortunately in Georgia, the employer can terminate you for any reason or for no reason since we are an “at will” state. ~ Atty. Jeff Powers

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