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IF I RECEIVE A WORK RELATED INJURY, WHAT SHOULD I DO
Assuming the injury does require emergency treatment, you should notify your immediate supervisor as soon as possible.  There are notice requirements under the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Act that the injured worker is required to meet in order to receive benefits.

WHAT BENEFITS ARE AVAILABLE TO INJURY WORKERS UNDER GEORGIA’S WORKERS COMPENSATION SYSTEM?
The Georgia Workers’ Compensation System affords lost wage benefits, medical benefits, and permanent partial disability benefits. In the event of a fatality, the Georgia Workers’ Compensation act also afford death benefits. Unlike personal injuries cases, payment for pain and suffering is not available.

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LOST WAGE BENEFITS ARE AVAILABLE TO AN INJURED WORKER?

TEMPORARY TOTAL DISABILITY  
Temporary Total Disability benefits is a lost wage benefit paid weekly to the injured workers, who are unable to work because of their job related injuries.  In the event your authorized treating physician places you on a no work status, or, if you are allowed to return to work with restrictions, but your employer is unable to provide you suitable employment, you are entitled to 2/3 of your average weekly wage up to a maximum of $550.00 per week.In the event your employer offers suitable employment or you return to work, in a capacity earning less income because of the on the job accident, you are entitled to what is referred to temporary partial benefits. This benefit affords the injured worker 2/3 of the difference between injured workers’ average weekly wage before the injury and after the injury, subject to statutory caps.PERMANENT PARITAL DISABILITY
Permanent Partial Disability Benefits are available to an injured worker where he or she with the injury is permanent in nature.  The authorized treating physician will use the AMA guidelines to assess your percentage of disability. The Workers’ Compensation Act provides a formula calculation of those benefits based on the percentage of permanent disability.

WHAT DEATH BENEFITS ARE AVAILABE TO THE DEPENDENTS OF A DECEASED EMPLOYEE?

If death results from an accident arising out of the course of employment, reasonable expenses of the employee’s burial are available up to $7,500.00.  Where the deceased employee leaves a surviving spouse as the soul the dependent at the time of death, and there are no other dependents, the death benefits is available in amount to be paid weekly up to $220,000.00.

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For the dependent children of a deceased worker is also available until the dependent child reaches the age of 18 or 21 (if the child attends college).  Benefits may also be available to those dependents who are only partially dependent on the decedent’s earnings.

MEDICAL BENEFITS

WHAT MEDICAL BENEFITS ARE AVAILABLE TO AN INJURED WORKER
The Georgia Workers’ Compensation Act provides for all medical treatment, reasonably necessary to affect a cure, give relief and restore the worker to suitable employment.  This medical care must be provided physician that is included on the employer’s panel of physicians, assuming, the employer’s panel of physicians is valid.  There are no co-pays or deductibles associated with medical care rendered by authorized treating physicians for the employee’s injuries. The Georgia statute currently has a 400 week cap on medical care for treatment of the work related injuries.HOW DO I KNOW WHO I AM ALLOWED TO TREAT WITH IN THE EVENT OF WORK-RELATED ACCIDENT?The employer and insurer are required to maintain a properly posted panel of physicians.  This panel should include the names and addresses and phone numbers of medical providers who are authorized to provide treatment to the injured worker.  It is the obligation of the employer and insurer to ensure that you have an understanding of the function of the panel of physicians and assist you in making your selections.  Remember, it is important that you make the proper selection and it is up to you to make that selection based upon the nature of your injury(s).  If the workers’ compensation panel of physicians is invalid, you will be permitted to select the physician of your choosing and the obligation for payment of the medical care will remain the responsibility of the employer of the workers’ compensation carrier.

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At Spillers Law Firm, we never lose sight of our number one goal — to obtain maximum compensation for you. Whether your case requires litigation, negotiation or simply waiting for the best settlement offer, we know how to achieve the best possible results for you and your family.

These settlement amounts are more than just money. They are a means of regaining the peace of mind, safety and security that was taken from you when you were injured.

Our clients often express just how much they truly appreciate the genuine concern and compassion shown by our staff. They also appreciate our attorneys’ willingness to wait for a better settlement or for an opportunity to litigate. This means that he does not settle for the first offer that comes along. The goal is maximum compensation for our clients.

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