Workers’ Compensation Benefits
If you have suffered a work injury in Georgia, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, which typically include one or more of the following:
- Wage benefits: These benefits are calculated at two-thirds of your average weekly wage — usually an average of your wages for the 13 weeks prior to your accident. Wage benefits are payable after your authorized physician has placed you on no-work status.
- Medical benefits: Your medical treatment after a work injury is covered by workers’ compensation. This includes hospitalization, surgery, medication, physical therapy and other expenses.
- Permanent partial disability (PPD): When you are ready to return to work, your doctor may give you a disability rating based on the location and severity of your injury. This rating will determine your PPD benefit.
At Parker and Lundy in Cedartown, we understand how important workers’ compensation benefits are to injured workers. Failure to obtain these benefits can lead to severe hardship.
If you are seeking benefits or if they have already been denied, our lawyers are here to stand up for your rights.
We have extensive experience handling workers’ comp claims and appeals for clients in Polk County and throughout surrounding areas.