What If I Can’t Return To Work Because Of A Job Accident? 

A common concern for most injured workers is how they will pay their bills and take care of themselves and their families after a job accident. If your treating doctor has determined you’re unable to work, then you will be entitled to a weekly income benefit.

To recover the maximum income benefits you are entitled to, call Skibiel Law at 770-968-3445 or toll-free at 877-874-6650. We offer a free consultation to answer your questions about workers’ comp and Social Security Disability benefits if you can’t return to work. With convenient office locations in Jonesboro and Atlanta, we serve clients in the Metro Atlanta area and throughout Georgia.

How Are My Workers’ Comp Benefits Determined?

The amount of your weekly income benefit is typically determined by looking at your earnings for the 13 weeks immediately prior to the accident date. Georgia workers’ compensation law has a cap on the maximum amount of weekly benefit that can be received. For accidents occurring on or after July 1, 2015, the maximum amount is $550. The maximum time period for which an injured worker can receive weekly income benefits for noncatastrophic injuries is 350 or 400 weeks, depending on the facts of the case.

For catastrophic injury cases, an injured worker may receive weekly income benefits up to the age of 65 and in some cases for life. Under Georgia workers’ compensation law, catastrophic injuries include spinal cord injuries with severe paralysis, amputations of arms or legs, severe brain injury, severe burn injuries, blindness, and the inability to perform previous work and any other work available in substantial numbers in the national economy.

It often takes a lawyer’s help to obtain all of the benefits you deserve.

For More Information About Workers’ Comp Benefits In Georgia

For help in maximizing your workers’ compensation benefits if you can’t return to work, call attorney Mark A. Skibiel at 770-968-3445 or toll-free at 877-874-6650 to schedule a free consultation. Hablamos español.

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Mark was very knowledgeable and kept me informed with my case. He wasn’t intimidated with the large law firm. I know for a fact that without his expertise and diligent work ethic my settlement wouldn’t have reached the amount it did. He worked far beyond what I expected, meeting with the company doctor, therapist, and insurance representatives. HAVE A TALK WITH HIM ITS FREE!!!!!
-Royce – Fayetteville, Georgia – Work Injury

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Mark takes the time to get to know you as a person, not just as a case. He’s an attorney you can trust to keep you informed on every aspect of the case. I received all info about the case as soon as he did, and Mark carefully answered every question that I asked. I would recommend Mark to anyone who is in need of an honest attorney.

– Derry – Riverdale, Georgia – Work Injury

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When my adjuster refused to pay for lost wages and for prescriptions, I felt the need to hire an attorney. After a brief consultation, I hired Mark. Within days, I saw results in my case. Everything that happened in my case went exactly as he told me it would happen in our initial consultation. When we went to the hearing, it seemed very one-sided and we won “hands down.” From start to finish, my case lasted less than nine months. My lost wages were recovered, and a sizeable settlement as well. Kudos Mark.

– Ronald – Stockbridge, Georgia – Work Injury

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Mark explained, in detail, how the law would apply to my case and assured me it would take some time for me to accomplish my goal. During my case Mark and his staff kept my wife and me informed and updated. Every time my wife or I called Mark’s office we were able to get a response from either him or his staff. When we settled my case, it was more than I ever expected. Mark and his staff were professional in handling my claim. My experience with Mark and his office was wonderful!

– Timmy A.
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