Securing Income Benefits After A Work Injury

Workers who suffer serious injuries or disability after a workplace accident are entitled to receive weekly income benefits and medical benefits through workers’ compensation. Since 1992, Skibiel Law has represented disabled workers throughout the Atlanta metro area. Our clients include construction workers, restaurant workers, manufacturers, utility workers, retail employees among many others.

Temporary Total, Temporary Partial And Permanent Partial Disability Income Benefits

There are three types of income benefits you may be entitled to following a job accident. We will examine your case and evaluate whether you qualify for:

  • Temporary total disability benefits (TTD) – If your treating physician is of the opinion that a work injury prevents you from working or your treating physician limits your ability to work and your employer is unable to accommodate these limitations, then you are entitled to a weekly TTD benefit. This benefit is equivalent to two-thirds of your average weekly wage. This wage is capped at a certain amount depending on the date of your injury.
  • Temporary partial disability benefits (TPD) – If you are able to return to work but earn less money as a direct result of the physical limitations of your injuries, you are entitled to two-thirds of the difference between your pre-accident wage and your current wage.
  • Permanent partial disability (PPD) – If your work injury is permanent as determined by your treating physician and the AMA Guidelines for Permanent Impairment, you are entitled to a PPD benefit. This benefit is typically paid near the end of your claim or medical treatment. The amount paid is determined by the nature of your injury and your average weekly wage. Simply put, TPD and TTD benefits are based on your diminished ability to work such as if you are recovering from a broken arm, serious back injury or any other injury. On the other hand, PPD benefits are based on your loss of functional use as in an amputation injury, paralysis or other serious injury.

We can help you determine which type of income benefits you qualify for, and then work diligently to ensure you receive them promptly.

Having Problems Returning To Work?

If you are being harassed by your supervisor upon your return to work after an injury, you may have rights. If your boss is requiring more of you than your doctor recommended or reducing your hours because of your inability to work we may, depending on the circumstances, be able to start or restart TTD or TPD income benefits.

To learn more about your rights to Georgia workers’ compensation income benefits, contact our firm in Jonesboro by calling 770-968-3445 or toll free at 877-874-6650 to schedule a free initial consultation. You may also contact us online.

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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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