Blog Posts in June, 2013

  • Am I Eligible for Permanent Partial Disability Benefits?

    || 20-Jun-2013

    Another important category of benefits available to the injured worker in the Workers' Compensation case is Permanent Partial Disability benefits (frequently abbreviated as "PPD benefits.") Unlike TTD and TPD benefits, which are intended to indemnify the Employee/Claimant for income loss due to the injury, PPD benefits have a different intent. Essentially, PPD benefits compensate the ...
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  • Info on Temporary Partial Disability Benefits

    || 20-Jun-2013

    The second category of indemnity benefits is Temporary Partial Disability benefits (frequently abbreviated as "TPD benefits"). TPD benefits are created by O.C.G.A. Sec. 34-9-262, and calculated in accord with the provisions of Board Rule 262. That statute provides as follows: Except as otherwise provided in Code Section 34-9-263, where the disability to work resulting from the injury is ...
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  • Temporary Total Disability Benefits - Part 2

    || 17-Jun-2013

    This is a continuation of the previous blog: With Temporary Total Disability Benefits, there is a ceiling of $500.00 per week that is payable as of 2007 for TTD benefits, such that injured workers who were making more than $750/week prior to being injured will receive less than two-thirds of their income loss while receiving TTD. This ceiling on the amount of TTD benefits payable to the ...
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  • What are Temporary Total Disability Benefits? Part 1

    || 17-Jun-2013

    The first and often the most important category of benefits available in Workers' Compensation claims - especially when evaluating exposures for settlement - is the category of Temporary Total Disability benefits (frequently abbreviated as "TTD benefits.") This is the weekly check for indemnity benefits that the Employee/Claimant receives as long as she remains disabled from work due ...
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  • What Is Covered by Workers' Compensation and What Is Not?

    || 12-Jun-2013

    The Workers' Compensation Act essentially provides for five different categories of benefits. In summary, these categories consist of two categories of income or indemnity benefits payable for income loss due to injury-related disability; one category of disability benefits payable for a partial or complete loss of the use of a body part or of the body as a whole as a result of the injury; ...
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  • How Much is My Workers' Comp Case Worth?

    || 12-Jun-2013

    As with any injury claim, valuation of a Workers' Compensation case involves looking at the elements of the claim for which compensation is payable under Georgia law, in the light of the subjective considerations of the particular client's case. In Workers' Compensation, instead of categories of damages, like special and general damages, the specific elements of the claim are instead ...
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