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.