What Types Of Workers' Compensation Benefits Are Available In Georgia?

Georgia workers' compensation provides injured workers with medical benefits and lost-wage benefits. However, the duration and amount of the wage benefits depend on the severity of the injury involved.

At The Law Offices of Gary M. Kazin, I have been representing injured workers throughout Georgia for over 30 years. During my decades spent as a workers' comp attorney, I have helped thousands of workers and their families secure the maximum amount of workers' comp benefits they are entitled. I will fight to get you the benefits you need, in the most efficient manner possible.

Medical Benefits

Workers' compensation pays medical benefits to doctors, hospitals and other medical providers. As the injured worker, you are not required to pay any co-pays or deductibles.

There are complicated rules regulating which medical providers you are permitted to go to for treatment and how additional referrals can be made. For a more thorough explanation of your rights regarding medical care, contact my office. As your lawyer, I will explain your rights to you in a free consultation.

You may be able to receive reimbursement for prescriptions and medical care transportation expenses. Any request for payment or reimbursement of medical expenses must be made within one year.

Lost Wage Benefits

There are three types of lost-wage benefits. Depending on the nature of your injury, you may be entitled to one or more of the following:

  • Temporary total disability (TTD) benefits provide weekly payments to injured workers who are disabled. Benefits are paid at the rate of two-thirds of your average weekly wage (prior to your injury), up to a maximum rate, which varies according to the date of the accident.
  • Temporary partial disability (TPD) benefits provide you with weekly payments after you return to work if you earn less gross pay per week because of the harm you suffered on the job. Benefits are paid at the rate of two-thirds of the difference between your average weekly wage (prior to the injury) and the gross pay you receive each week after returning to work.
  • Permanent partial disability (PPD) benefits provide pay for permanent damage resulting from an injury on the job. Pay is usually for a specified number of weeks at the same weekly rate as temporary total disability benefits, but it can sometimes be made in a lump sum. The amount of pay is based upon a rating assigned by the authorized treating physician. This rating is labeled as a percentage, and it is applied using guidelines from the American Medical Association and the Official Code of Georgia.

Learn More About Workers' Comp Benefits In A Free Consultation

If you have questions about your workers' compensation benefits, contact my firm. I will make sure you get all of the benefits you are legally entitled to receive. I have offices in Decatur and Atlanta. Call me at 404-913-8978 or 866-397-5116, or contact me online to schedule a free consultation. There are absolutely no fees unless I obtain benefits for you.