Injured workers in Georgia are currently entitled to workers' compensation medical benefits for the remainder of their lives so long as the treatment is reasonalbe and neccessary and related to the job injury. There is a proposed change to the Georgia Workers' Compensation Act that would limit medical treatment to 400 weeks in non-catastrophic cases. If that change becomes law, it would take effect in July 2013. Frequently, claims adjusters do not understand the rules with regard to lifetime medical treatment or they will try to tell injured workers they are not entitled to continued medical care for a work injury. If you have an accepted workers' comp claim and the insurance carrier is denying you medical treatment, contact Atlanta work comp lawyer Brian H. Sumrall. You can reach Mr. Sumrall directly at (404) 857-3835. You can also find additional information by visiting our website at
How long does workers' comp pay for medical treatment?