Current Georgia law provides that workers' compensation carriers are only required to provide medical treatment for up to 8 years from the accident date in non-catastrophic cases for workers injured after July 1, 2013. In catastrophic work comp cases, however, workers' compensation covers lifetime medical care. Further, workers' injured prior to July 1, 2013 are entitled to lifetime medical treatment. Of course, the workers' comp carrier will only provide such treatment to the extent that it is reasonable and neccessary, and related to the work injury. If you have questions about your entitlement to work comp medical treatment, contact Atlanta attorney Brian H. Sumrall at (404) 857-3835, or visit
Workers' compensation lifetime medical treatment.