Are you seeking compensation after a workplace injury in Augusta and want to know, “How long does it take to resolve a workers’ compensation claim?”
How long does it take to resolve a workers’ compensation claim in Augusta?
I had a client call me recently, and he had injured his shoulder working for a paper company in a plant in South Augusta. He asked me, “How long does it take to resolve my workers’ compensation case?” If you’re reading this, you may have similar questions. I told that client what I’ll tell you.
One of the main variables in how long your case will take is whether the case is accepted as a compensable work injury or whether it’s denied. If the case is denied, then the case needs to be litigated and taken in front of an administrative law judge, a process that can take months, maybe up to a year. If the case is accepted and they agree you got hurt at work, and there’s no dispute as to your injuries at work and to your medical treatment, then the length of the case will depend on the length of your medical treatment. The case will go until a doctor releases you and says you’re healed or they can do no more for you and you have limitations. Another factor would be whether the employer would take you back with those limitations and accommodate your limitations.
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