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Workers’ Compensation

Augusta Workers' Compensation Lawyers

Georgia Workers' Compensation Lawyers

Any time someone is injured on the job, Georgia's Workers' Compensation laws provides for various benefits in the form of income and medical treatment. While the Workers' Compensation laws generally prohibit an employee from suing their employer for any on-the-job injury, the Workers' Compensation statutory scheme provides for medical and income benefits regardless of the fault of the employee. In other words, if you were injured on the job which injury was the result of the your own carelessness, the carelessness or negligence of a fellow employee, or generally unsafe work conditions of the employer, the employee can recover certain medical and income benefits. At the Augusta, Georgia law firm of Wall Ellison LLC, we represent employees in Workers' Compensation claims when an on-the-job injury occurs.

Many people injured on the job have questions concerning what benefits are available in recovery for an on-the-job injury. At Wall Ellison, we can explain all such benefits.

Income Benefits

Temporary Total Disability Benefits (TTD)

When your disability to work is only temporary but total (cannot work at all temporarily), the Workers' Compensation laws allow you to recover two-thirds (2/3) of your average weekly wage up to a maximum of $500 per week. This benefit is generally payable for a maximum of 400 weeks. This can be extended if your injury is found to be "catastrophic" as defined by the Workers' Compensation laws.

Temporary Partial Disability Benefits (TPD)

When your disability from your injury doesn't prevent you from working entirely but results in a reduction in your income, you can recover two-thirds (2/3) of the difference between your average weekly wage before your work injury and your weekly wage after your injury up to a maximum of $334 per week. TPD benefits are payable for a maximum of 350 weeks.

Permanent Partial Disability Benefits (PPD)

When the disability resulting from the injury is only partial but permanent, you are eligible to receive additional benefits over and above TTD and TPD. These benefits are generally payable when your doctor can determine that you have a permanent injury to one or more of your body parts. This can apply when you have the loss of a part of your body (such as a toe) or to one portion of your body such as to a lower extremity or the back. These benefits are payable regardless of whether you have returned to full duty and are making the same income that you made prior to the injury.

Medical Benefits

In addition to the income benefits referenced above, you are also entitled to all reasonable and necessary medical treatment arising out of your injury. These medical benefits are paid 100% by your employer or your employer's Workers' Compensation insurance carrier. Your employer should have posted in the workplace a "Panel of Physicians" that gives you a list of doctors in various types of specialties and practices from which you can choose an authorized treating physician for your injury.

Assisting Injured Workers and Employees in Georgia

At Wall Ellison, our attorneys have the experience to insure that your benefits and average weekly wages are properly calculated in accordance with the Workers' Compensation statutes. We can also help with getting the maximum disability rating from your physician to maximize additional recovery for any permanent consequence arising from your on-the-job injury. If you have been injured on the job in the State of Georgia, contact Wall Ellison for experienced and knowledgeable representation as you wade through the Georgia Workers' Compensation system.

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