As a general rule, you are entitled to weekly income benefits if you authorized treating physician has held you out of work completely due to your injury or has placed work restrictions on you that your employer is unable to accommodate, you may be entitled to Temporary Total Disability (TTD). If you have returned to work, but are making less than you were making before you were injured you may be entitled to Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) income benefits.
In Georgia, injured workers are entitled to receive income benefits for a maximum of 400 weeks unless their case has been determined to be “catastrophic.” The rules covering your entitlement to TTD and TPD are complex. Before making any decisions, you should consult with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to review the facts in your case to learn about all you entitlements. Click here or call us at (229) 244-7171 to schedule your free consultation with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney.