Many injured workers are terminated because of their work injuries. If this occurs, the law provides relief under the Workers’ Compensation Act. In these cases the employee may be entitled to TTD benefits to help replace his income while he continues his job search. There are certain deadlines to be followed and it may require the filing a WC-14 Request for Hearing. As such, the guidance of an experienced workers’ compensation attorney is advised.
According to the Georgia Department of Labor, it is indicated that the state’s unemployment rate now matches its record high. The new figures support that the unemployment rate is 10.3 percent. The jobless rate also increased .2 of a percent point. Additionally, Department of Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond stated that the Georgia workforce shrunk by 121,527.