When people in Georgia go to work, they generally expect that they will arrive, complete their tasks for the day and go home. Usually when the work day is uneventful it means that it was a good day. However, some days are very eventful and many unexpected things may occur during it. One unexpected event that no one wants to happen is getting injured. When it occurs it can have a major effect on the victims’ lives for a significant period of time and create hardships.
One of those hardships is that the victim may not be able to work while they recover from their injuries. This could be very devastating for the victim who needs their income in order to meet their financial obligations and live their lives. In addition to this, the victim may incur significant medical costs as well. People who are injured at work are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits though. These benefits can pay for the medical bills associated with the injury in addition to paying a portion of the victim’s income.
The amount of the compensation for the lost income depends on the type of injury though. If it is a temporary total injury, the victim generally receives 2/3 of their normal weekly income with a maximum benefit of $575 per week. For a temporary partial injury, the victim could receive 2/3 of the average weekly income, but the max per week is only $383 with a maximum total benefit of $134,050. Those suffering permanent partial injuries are also entitled to 2/3 of their weekly income and a max of $575 per week.
It is inevitable that people in Georgia will be injured at some point in time in their lives. The hope is that the injuries are not severe and do not have a major effect on their lives. But not everyone is that lucky and some suffer significant injuries that prevent them from being able to work. If the injury occurred at work, the victim may be entitled to a portion of their income while they are unable to work in addition to receiving compensation for their medical bills. It is not always as simple as it may sound to receive workers’ compensation though and consulting with experienced attorneys could be beneficial.